Malita M. Knebel

January 23, 1952–July 21, 2015

Malita M. Knebel, 63, of Star City, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on January 23, 1952, in Winamac, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Cleo J. (Sutton) Knebel.

Malita retired from Pulaski/White Rural Telephone Company in Winamac where she worked as an accountant for 40 years.

She was a member of Star City United Methodist Church and Star City Lions Club. Malita was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing basketball and softball in her younger years.

Survivors include brother Rev. Lyle Knebel of Colby, Kansas; sister Cloretta K. [Larry] Rausch of Winamac; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many friends.

She was also preceded in death by brothers: Loren Knebel and Carl Knebel; and sister Shirley Good.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 23, at Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, at the funeral home with Rev. Lyle Knebel officiating.

Burial will be at Victor Chapel Cemetery in Star City.

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