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Georgia Sue Kneller

1944 - 2021


URBANA -- Georgia Sue (McPherson) Kneller, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana at the age of 76. 

A private commemoration was held with family in Urbana on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

She was born September 1, 1944, at Marion General in Marion, In,, the daughter of Paul and Beatrice (Gray) McPherson. Georgia graduated from Silver Lake High School, In., in 1962 where she excelled in myriad activities including academics, cheerleading, band, twirling, swing choir and National Honor Society, and she graduated from State Beauty College in Marion, Indiana in 1963.  

Georgia married Stephen Kneller of Silver Lake on August 25, 1963, in Gas City, In, and they embarked on a 57 ½  year journey of love and devotion.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Kneller of Urbana; three sons: Rod (Jacqueline) Kneller of Springfield, Il; Greg (Melissa) Kneller of Champaign, Il; Jeff (Pam) Kneller of Philo, Il; eleven grandchildren: Brianna (Gerardo) Perez, Jack (Gina) Kneller, Mahala Kneller, Blaine (Jordan) Kneller, Sophia Steele, Celina (Daniel) Hirstein, Aidan Kneller, Jude Kneller, Ava Kneller, Charlie Kneller, Aaron Kneller; and ten great-grandchildren, Thomas Perez, Paul Perez, Bruno Perez, Jack Kneller, Emilio Perez, Penelope Kneller, Bella Steele, Luna Perez, Everett Kneller, Vince Kneller; sister, Nanette Wilkins of Gas City, Indiana; sister-in-law, Barbara Comer of Hoagland; four nephews; Richard (Leslie) Wilkins and children, Bret (Stephanie) Comer and children, Bart (Lindsay) Comer and daughter, Gabe (Amanda) Wilkins and children; and niece, Erin (Josh) Worden and children. These are the jewels in Georgia’s crown.

Georgia’s life-long passion to know, love and worship her Lord Jesus Christ with her mind, body and spirit was foundational to her activities, parenting and relationships. She led high school youth groups with her husband in both Athens, Georgia and Urbana, Illinois.  Georgia’s favorite expression of worship was in dance, and she is dancing once again.  She was also a facilitator with Life Skills International, involved with Women's Ministries, Women’s Aglow and was local chairperson of the “I Found It” campaign.

Georgia survived more than her share of health related hardships with grace and fortitude, always praising God and sharing her joy and zest for life with her family. She was a hydro-warrior mom.

She was an avid reader who invested deeply in bible study.  Georgia often entertained her family at home and shared with them her condo in Ormond Beach, Fl.  She simply lavished affection on them.

She created a beautiful life with her husband who meant the world to her.  She will be greatly missed, for a piece of who we are has gone before us.

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Carolina & Rodrigo Grant

April 7, 2021 2:11 PM

Dear Kneller Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thankful that Pascale and Martin were able to create memories with Georgia thru the years, what a kind and lovely woman she was.
Grant Family
Carolina & Rodrigo Grant

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Brad and Julie Zara

April 1, 2021 7:52 AM

Georgia sounded like a wonderful woman of God and family. I am praying for you all during this difficult time.
Brad and Julie Zara

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Marissa, Patti, Rose & Teresa

March 29, 2021 3:41 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your memories.
Marissa, Patti, Rose & Teresa

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Mike Muhlbauer

March 29, 2021 6:46 AM

A beloved spirit begins her next journey. May she be at peace. All best wishes for those left behind as they cope with loss. Do not be sad that she is gone, be glad that she was here!
Mike Muhlbauer

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March 26, 2021 10:42 PM
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