Stella Knuckles

Sunday, April 27, 2003

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stella Knuckles, 83, of Sikeston died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 10, 1919, at Bugscuffle, Okla., daughter of Wylie and Minnie Gamble Downs. She and Herschel were married Aug. 31, 1938, at Charter Oak. He died Jan. 28, 1987

Knuckles was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston.

Survivors include three sons, Lloyd Knuckles and Rick Knuckles of Sikeston, Ronnie Knuckles of Dexter, Mo.; three daughters, Arlene Kirby of Dexter, Carolyn Moore of Sikeston and Donna Mallott of Kennett, Mo.; two brothers, Clifford Downs of St. Louis and Eugene Knuckles of Mount Enterprise, Texas; a sister, Birdie Cates of Kennett; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. LeRoy Young and E.J. McDougal officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.