Alberta “Bert” Knowles’ life began on January 3, 1934 in Furley, Kansas; the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Hedrick) Long. She attended and graduated from El Dorado High School. Bert was united in marriage to Jerry Knowles on December 23, 1951 in El Dorado. Bert worked for several years as a paraprofessional for the Towanda Elementary School. In her spare time, Bert enjoyed reading, crocheting and logging the basketball scores for KU Basketball. Her greatest joy in life was her family which includes her children, Frank (Viloy) Knowles of Benton, Dennis Knowles of El Dorado and Amy Knowles of Towanda; grandchild Nicholas (Kayla) Knowles of Muscoda, Wisconsin; great grandchildren Brysin and Beau; sister Alta Beal of Missouri and several nieces and nephews. Bert passed away on May 9, 2020 in Sedgwick. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry and her parents.
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