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Velma I Knox

October 24, 1939 - November 22, 2020

Velma I Knox

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Velma I. Knox, 81, of Belvidere, IL went to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born October 24, 1939 in Wayne City, IL the daughter of M. Willard and Edna Butler. Velma married the love of her life Jerry L. Knox on November 9, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL. Velma worked for the Shultz Brothers for a number of years as a dedicated bookkeeper. She enjoyed spending time crocheting, sewing and painting. Most importantly Velma cherished spending time with her loving family. She made her spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere.

Velma is loved and will be missed by her daughter; Brenda Douglas; son-in-law; Greg Anderson; daughter-in-law; Renee Knox; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren: siblings, Melvin Butler, Marvin (Jean) Butler, Bill (Sue Shere) Butler, Dixie (Joe) Kirk, Donna (Bernie) Grotheer, Carolyn Brening, Phyllis Boardman, Raetta Wille, Connie (Dennis) Norris; brother-in-law Lyle Sherman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; children; Mark Knox, Kevin Knox, Diana Anderson; son-in-law, Robert Douglas Jr. and sister, Linda Sherman.

The walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 9-10:45 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008, Please enter through door 4 for visitation. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing required. The funeral service will be private. Live Steam of the services can be watched by visiting Velma’s obituary page at www.AndersonFCS.com. Burial in highland Garden of Memories. Memorials to the family to place a bench at the church in Velma’s honor. To light a candle or share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

The walk-through visitation will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 9-10:45 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008, Please enter through door 4 for visitation. In accordance with CDC guidelines, facemasks and social distancing required.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
11:00 am

The funeral service will be private. Live Steam of the services can be watched by visiting Velma’s obituary page at www.AndersonFCS.com.

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories

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We will all miss Velma., She was a dear friend and I have known her since high school days! I was her maid of honor at her and Jerry’s wedding and she was mine! I know we will see her again in heaven. But oh, how I am sad she is gone! Love you my dear friend. Prayers for all of her family.

Lois Greear 2020-12-03T15:46:33

Velma was a amazing person. I Loved her and her family for most of my life And I will remember and cherish knowing her and her friendship , as it was she was like family Till we meet again my friend Love you

Lynn Welsh 2020-11-27T13:13:37

Mom, You are with Dad, Mark, Kevin and Diana. Rest with them and enjoy being in the arms of Christ. Please watch over me and all of you Grand kids , other family and friends who will be missing you so much. You were always the one to turn to if any of us needed help. Your love and warmth will be greatly missed. I have loved and respected you, now rest and know you can never be replaced. love you. Brenda

brenda douglas 2020-11-27T00:52:47

Brenda, So sorry for your loss, you have surely gone through a lot recently. I pray that God’s assurance of eternal life comforts you during this difficult time.

Jerald Hyland 2020-11-26T08:46:25

So very sorry to read of Velma’s passing. I have fond memories of her and her children from my days at Immanuel Lutheran School and Church. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelly McGee- Allen 2020-11-25T20:56:17

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the entire family and friends. Velma and her husband were life long neighbors and friends with the Wirth family. R I P Velma.

Colleen and Wendell Schuemann 2020-11-25T13:31:20

Very sorry to hear about Velma, my thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Jodi Boardman 2020-11-25T07:58:45

The Knox Family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Velma was a wonderfully kind lady. We are so very sorry for your loss. May your family find peace knowing she is with the Lord.

Brian and Hope Bigelow 2020-11-24T21:23:46

On behalf of our family, please accept our deepest condolences. Velma was such a nice lady and she will be missed very much. It was a pleasure to have known Velma and Jerry.

Jarret, Heidi, Savannah, and Eli Loofboro

Loofboro Family 2020-11-24T21:16:41

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Velma’s family. Velma was a dear friend. I loved her so much and we kept in touch from our high school days. She will be missed so much, not by just her family but by her multitude of friends. She was a warm and caring person and loved by so many.

Lois Greear 2020-11-24T20:39:48

The other day the phone rang and I said there’s Velma. Then I remembered you aren’t here anymore. You went so fast hard to believe you aren’t here. You will be missed but you are with Jerry and the other kids. Tell Roy I’m doing ok. Love, Carol

Carol Brening 2020-11-24T15:26:09

You will be misses by so many people. We always knew if we needed a certain date of something that happened you would be the one to call. You made amazing crafts such Afghan. May you Rest In Peace you will always be in my heart and thoughts.

Raetta 2020-11-24T14:21:25

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