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Nova M. "Nope" Knouse, 89 of Mt. Pleasant Mills, entered into rest Friday, March 9, 2018, at her home.

She was the wife of the late Robert "Bob" W. Knouse, who preceded her Jan. 29, 1997. The couple were married nearly 48 years at the time of his passing.

Nova was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Heister Valley, Snyder County. She was the daughter of the late Graydon William and Mary (Kratzer) Arndt. She was a graduate of Freeburg Academy and attended Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills.

Nova enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. She loved her family.

Nova is survived by her five children, Kenneth R. Knouse and his wife Patricia D. of McAlisterville, twins Darlene M. Knouse, and Susan K. Knouse both of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Judy A. Flanders and her husband Jeffrey K. of Wrightsville, and Gerry D. Knouse and his wife Marcia of Mt. Pleasant Mills; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lauver of Mt. Pleasant Mills, and Mildred Coup of Watsontown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry J. Knouse, in infancy, who was a twin sister to Gerry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Lillian Arndt and James and Agnes Arndt; three brothers-in-law and a sister, Stillwell Lauver, Lemuel Coup, and Dorothy and Guy Scholl.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., at the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Andrew A. Bucke officiating.

Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Nova to the St. Thomas Cemetery Association c/o Mr. Gerry Knouse, 410 Pine Swamp Road, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.
Published on March 10, 2018
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