Helen H. Kniesteadt, 97, of Marysville, Kan., died December 1, 2018 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville.Visitation was Tuesday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m.A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, at the Marysville United Methodist Church. Rev. Dale Lewis officiated. Deb Landoll played the organ while the congregation sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “In the Garden” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”.The pallbearers were Bob Voet, Don Prell, Kent Hatch, Doug Novotny, Francis Taphorn and Lindsay Hornung.Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery.Helen was born June 8, 1921, on a farm south of Home, Kan. The family moved to a farm north of Home. During high school she lived with her aunt in St. Joseph, Mos., and graduated from Lafayette High School in 1939. Helen worked during her high school years at FW Woolworths and worked her way up to manager of the Notions department, then chief cashier, and finally upon graduation, head bookkeeper.On September 9, 1942, she married Everett Kniesteadt at Zion Evangelical Church in St. Joseph. They then moved back to her home farm. After a three-week honeymoon, Everett and Helen purchased her parents farm, where she lived until December of 2017.Helen was a member of the Marysville Eastern Star, Hilda Chapter for 70 years, holding many local offices and one term in the state office. She was also a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church for over 70 years and a member of the Oketo Methodist Ladies. Helen loved gardening, cooking, making chicken noodle soup for the Methodist soup suppers for many years and quilting. She especially loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.Survivors include her daughters, Janet (Melvern) Holle, Oketo, and Kristyn (Curtis) Robison, Marysville; grandchildren, Carol (Gene) Erdmann, Diane Herrmann, Allen (Ashley) Holle, Clinton Robison; and great grandchildren, Danielle (Andrew) Cain, Sara Jane Herrmann and Holden Holle.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and grandson-in-law, David Herrmann.A memorial fund has been established to Kansas Talking Books. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.
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