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January 21, 2018 Marion, NC Mildred "Virginia" Knorr, 93, of Marion, NC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Knorr was born on July 6, 1924, to the late Hervey Wilburn and Bessie Kelley Wilburn, in Palm Beach Co., Florida. She was a member of Turkey Cove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. Mrs. Knorr loved her church and church family and really missed attending in the last few months due to her declining health. She was a volunteer with Meals On Wheels and enjoyed delivering food to McDowell County residents in need. Virginia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family and kept very close with her children. She also enjoyed growing a garden full of vegetables and flowers and was known for her good sense of humor and for being a "prayer warrior" for all of her friends and family. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Dick Knorr; a grandson, Roland Leroy "Roy" Jowers; four brothers and one sister. Surviving Mrs. Knorr are her son, Glen (Becky) Knorr, of Swannanoa, NC; a daughter, Susan K. Jowers, of Marion; a brother, Howard (Chris) Wilburn of West Palm Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Phillip (Annika) Knorr, of Montpelier, ID and Jennifer (Jeff) Jones, of Tobaccoville, NC; and six great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Turkey Cove Baptist Church, with Pastor David Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and burial will follow the service at Turkey Cove Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: McDowell County Meals on Wheels, c/o McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd., Marion, NC 28752. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Knorr family.
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