Jayne C. (Clark) Knoblauch, 89, of Metamora, IL, formerly of Lowpoint, IL passed into eternal life with her husband holding her hand after 65 years of marriage and a 75 year loving relationship at 10:00 am on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Snyder Village in Metamora.
She was born on March 26, 1931 in Lowpoint, IL to George T. and Zella B. (Cary) Clark. Jayne graduated from Lowpoint High School in 1949. She attended ISNU Normal and graduated with a degree in Home EC and a teaching certificate. She student taught at Wenona High School for one semester, then taught at Roanoke-Benson High School for one and a half years. On February 5, 1955 she married Donald D. Knoblauch and in June, 1955 changed her career to become a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, George E. (Helen) Clark, two sisters, Barbara (Gerald) Knoblauch and Norma (Paul) Fandel. Also six children, Karl, Myra, Ruth, Roger, Bennett (Lori), Victor (Cathy) Knoblauch preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; one son, Brian (Kandy) Knoblauch; one daughter, Clare Knoblauch; ten grandchildren, Jason Knoblauch, Christopher (Barb) Knoblauch, Nicholas (Sam) Knoblauch, Shannon (Chris) Leach, Jeremy Knoblauch, Justin Knoblauch, Mary (Phil) Alexander, Megan (Eric) Brazelton, Nicole Knoblauch, and Katelynn Cotton; and seven great-granddaughters, Jayde, Mackenzie, Alexis, and Piper Knoblauch, Journey and Walden Alexander, and Jocelyn Leach.
Jayne was an accomplished piano and organ player, spending many years as a church organist at Lowpoint Church and at St. Elizabeth Church in Washburn. She was active in church organizations, Altar Society, Third Order of St. Francis, and a 55 year member of the Peoria Cursillo in Christianity Community. She was a longtime member of Woodford County Homemakers Group. Jayne was an avid seamstress, knitter, counted cross stitcher, gardener, and cook. She produced many dresses, clothes, and beautiful wall hangings.
She was a loving wife and mother as she raised eight children and all will attest, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, of her gentle, caring, and stern but warm discipline to help each to do and be their best. The family would like to thank Father Vien Van Do for his visits, the staff and administration at Snyder Village for the care and comforting attention, and hospice nurse, Tammy, for her kind, efficient, and caring manner.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private family burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family would like you to participate in a drive-by visitation at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Peoria Cursillo Community, 419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603, the EP!C disabled programs, 1913 West Townline Road, Peoria, IL 61615, or the Heading Avenue Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 2408 West Heading Avenue, West Peoria, IL 61604. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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