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MO Kniess, Mary Ann Theresa 66 of Vandalia

d. December 22, 2014


Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church
Officiating will be: Father Bill Peckman.
Music provided by: Sarah Robinson - pianist; Laurie Schuckenbrock - soloist and Sandy Reid - soloist

A private family interment service will be held at a later date.

Mary Ann Theresa Kniess passed away on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia, MO following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born October 8th, 1948 in Galveston, TX to Myron Alfred and Evelyn Anna Frane Kniess. She was the 12th of 12 children. She attended St. Clement and Bowling Green Schools, graduating in 1966. She entered St. Mary's Convent in O'Fallon, and after taking her final vows in 1974, she served as a Sister of the Precious Blood order for 24 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from St. Marys College, a Master of Science degree in Theology from Fontbone University in St. Louis, MO, and a Professional Counseling degree from Lindenwood University in St. Charles. She taught elementary education at Assumption Catholic school in O'Fallon for several years. Later, she served several positions as a Sister of Precious Blood in Texas and Guatemala.

Born: October 8, 1948 in Galveston, TX.

Survivors include: Ten sisters and brothers and their spouses; Harold A. and Enna A. Kniess of Bowling Green, Yvonne C. and Alfred K. Hoffen of Bowling Green, Marie L. and Boyd Bounds of Mexico, Donna Mae E. and Louis Morriss of Palmyra, Kathleen A. and Jim Branham of Louisianna, Dolores M. Blackwell of Curryville, Sandra B. and Ben Reid of Bowling Green, Kenneth B. and Louise Kiness of Hannibal, Judith E. and Ed Cochran of Hartsburg, and Susan M. and Charles Wankel of Curryville; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; a sister, Bernadette V. Cobb in 2012; and, a brother-in-law, Carl E. Blackwell in 2003.

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