Lillian Virginia Shelton Knore, of Minford, died peacefully at home at 95 years old on February 19, 2014. Lillian was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Woodrow “Pete” Knore in 1989; her parents, Lawrence and Geneva Hensley Shelton; a half brother, Paul E. Shelton and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Martha Shelton who provided her a home after the death of her parents. She is survived by her children, Dr. Edna Grace Claunch of Rochester, NY; Virginia Lee Thompson of Minford; Wendell “Bud” (Marsha) Knore of Kennewick, WA; and Martha Elaine (Ed) McLaughlin of Portsmouth; a special friend, Roger Ison who called her “mom”, and nine grandchildren, Julie (Chip) Nunley, Darcy Knore, Jennifer (Joedy) Summit, Doug (Salena) Jones, Kimberly (Todd) Anderson, Ingrid (Steve) Riley, Heidi (David) Carter, Eric (Kim) McLaughlin and Doug (Rachele) McLaughlin. In addition, she leaves 17 great grandchildren as well as one great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews who were very dear to her. Lillian was a long time member of the Sunshine Church of Christ where she taught the Cradle Roll Class for 15 years. She was devoted to her family and friends. Her additional interests were reading, writing, quilting, cooking, flower and vegetable gardening, and canning. The family extends appreciation to SOMC, SOMC Home Care, SOMC Hospice Care and Center, the Minford Emergency Ambulance Service as well as Dr. Ronald Arrick, Dr. Harry Driedger and Dr. Thomas Khoury for their wonderful care. Contributions in honor of her memory may be sent to The Scioto Foundation, Minford High School Scholarship in Memory of Lillian Knore, P.O. Bo 911, 303 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; Minford Emergency Ambulance Service, 8466 State Route 335, Minford, Ohio 45653 or SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Jason Coriell officiating. Burial will be at Batterson Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.