Mary L. Knoll, 91, of Chatsworth and formerly of Pontiac, passed away at 10:15 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014
at Piper City Rehab and Living Center where she was residing for the last three years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in
Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at
Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow the service at Pike Cemetery in rural Graymont,
Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Mary was born July 24, 1922 in Pontiac, a daughter of Lewis and Lillie (Bratt) Schultz. She married Nelson
C. Weber on December 11, 1938. He passed away in 1967. She then married Herbert Knoll on December
27, 1969. He passed away in 2003.
She is survived by one daughter: Vickie (Randy) Mundschenk of Graymont, IL; one son: Nelson (Lea)
Weber of Ankeny, IA; a step daughter: Dixie (Richard) Haberkorn of Chatsworth, IL; one step son: Ronald
(Mary Ann) Knoll of Pontiac; eight grandchildren: Peggy Mundschenk, Julie Brooks, Leonard Weber, David
Weber, William Weber, Tammy Page, Anthony Weber, and Nicole Weber; three step grandchildren: Scott
Haberkorn, Kim Monical, and Kathy Walsburg; sixteen great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren;
and one great-great grandchild.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one brother, three sisters, one son, one step
son, and one step grandchild.
She attended Ruby Country School east of Pontiac and finisher her education in Pontiac.
Mary was a housewife and helped operate the farm wither her first husband, Nelson. She was an
emergency foster care parent to seventeen children and was active in Weber Reloading & Shooters Supply
and Weber’s Flying Service. After Nelson died, she was in retail sales and a nurses aid at Livingston Manor
while managing the family farm.
In 1969 she married Herbert Knoll and moved to rural Chatsworth. She lived there until 2011 when she went
to Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Mary enjoyed competition shooting and competed in the women’s expert classification and won many
ribbons. She was active in the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac and the International Flying
Farmers. She loved to spend time with her family, traveling, taking care of her cats, and spending winters at
her home in Florida. She was an accomplished organist even though she could not read music well.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Piper City Rehab and Living Center
for their loving care they gave while she was there.
See photo here.