September 17, 1927 ~ September 4, 2020

Born in: Gibson County, IN
Resided in: Owensville, IN

Kenneth R. Knowles, 92, of Owensville, IN went to be with the Lord September 4, 2020. He was born September 17, 1927 in Gibson County to the late Harvey Knowles and Dale Gardner Knowles. Kenneth attended and graduated from Owensville High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Air Force to serve his Country during WWII. Kenny married Sharon (Zehner) Knowles in 1954. They were married 61 years and blessed with three children. He worked production for Igleharts (General Foods) for 40 years. Kenny enjoyed raising Angus cattle for over 50 years. He was a member of Old Union Christian Church, VFW Post 2714, and Owensville American Legion.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Dale Gardner Knowles; wife Sharon Knowles; brothers Hugh Gardner, Cavett Knowles, Francis Knowles, and Frederick Knowles; sisters Eulah Knowles Gardner and Esther Jane Knowles Dickenson; and son-in-law Kent Newcome.

He is survived by his children Becky Newcome, Greg (Rosemary) Knowles, and Kevin (Sherry) Knowles; grandchildren Melissa (Toby) Wolfe, Paige (Ken Renshaw) Knowles, Eli Knowles, and Brody Knowles; great granddaughter Haley Wolfe; special niece who was like a sister Ruth Bratton; and several nieces and nephews.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Knowles. Visitation will be held at Owensville Cemetery Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 10a-11a. Graveside services will be 11a with Military Rites with Bart Newton officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Old Union Christian Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to North River Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice for the compassionate care given to Dad.

All those who wish to honor and remember Kenny in person at the service are encouraged to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.


Visitation: September 9, 2020 10:00 am - September 9, 2020 11:00 am

Owensville Cemetery
Owensville, IN, 47665
Owensville, IN 47665

Graveside Service: September 9, 2020 11:00 am - September 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Owensville Cemetery
Owensville, IN, 47665
Owensville, IN 47665

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  1. Today, on behalf of the citizens of a grateful county, we honor Mr. Knowles’ military service. We owe him, and those like him, a tremendous debt of gratitude. Surely our nation is a better and safer one because of his selflessness. I beg you to contact me if I may be of any service to your family. With deepest respect and sympathy.
    George Pickersgill – Gibson Co. Veterans Service Office – 812 385-4522

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