Mildred Louise (Carey) Knowlton was born February 18, 1921, in Oil City, PA and passed peacefully on December 3, 2022. She was the daughter of T. Frank J. Carey and Mildred (Tracy) Carey. She grew up in Coudersport, PA and graduated from the Coudersport High School as the Valedictorian in 1939. Mildred worked at the Silk Mill during World War II, as a telephone operator, and at the courthouse in Coudersport, PA.
Mildred married her loving husband Wayne Knowlton, Jr. on December 16, 1946. They were married for 67 years. Wayne and Mildred moved to their home in Roulette in 1948, where they raised four children and continued to build a small home into a large home with acreage, barns, animals, and gardens. They spent many years together bowling, playing horseshoes, and making homemade maple syrup. They were active members of the Hebron Grange 1251. They were sports fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Steelers. She loved watching NASCAR, and her favorite racer was Bill Elliott. Mildred was known for her tasty apple pies and blueberry pancakes. She was also skillful at crocheting and quilting. Mildred was a member of the First Hebron Seventh-Day Baptist Church in Coudersport, PA. She was the Grand Marshall of Roulette Township Bicentennial Celebration in 2016. Her favorite pet was her cat, Cat, who kept her company.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband: Wayne Knowlton, Jr, in 2013; her son: Joel D. Knowlton, sisters: Rachel Kenyon, and Mary Whitehair; brothers, Albert, and Arch Carey. She is survived by her daughter: Julie (Knowlton) Adair of Roulette PA; sons: John Knowlton of El Reno, OK and James Knowlton of Roulette, PA; grandchildren: Jennifer (Chris) Galdon of Erie, PA, William (Barbara) Adair of Lock Haven, PA, Jill (Jason) Stiteler of Pittsburgh, PA, Heather (Robert) Norris of Oklahoma City, OK, and Nicole (Christopher) Dunn of Bradford, PA; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Galdon, Kenley Galdon, Tyler Adair, Trevor Adair, Elliot Stiteler, and Isaac Stiteler; her sister: Jean (Carey) Rennells of Jacksonville, FL and many nieces and nephews.
Her family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA with her arrangements. A private service and burial will be at Hebron Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Roulette Volunteer Ambulance Association or the Roulette Fire Department.
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