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Margaret "Louise" Knauf

November 27, 2017

Burial Date: December 27, 2017

St. John's United Church of Christ
415 Park Avenue Newport, KY
Dec. 27, 10 a.m.

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Margaret “Louise” Knauf, age 60, passed away November 27, 2017 at The Pavilion of Kenton nursing home in Covington, KY.

Louise was born in 1957 in Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Marguerite Knauf, of Ft. Thomas. Louise was born with Down Syndrome and attended special education classes at Woodfill School, Ft. Thomas. She had a 42-year career as an assembly worker with New Perceptions, Inc., an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Louise (aka “Weezer”) loved music, singing and dancing. It gave her great joy to “tear up the dance floor. “ She enjoyed going on trips with her friends at The Point of N KY and bowling in a weekly league. Her favorite meal was a Frisch’s cheeseburger, fries and a hot fudge cake.

Louise resided for 25 years in Independence with her devoted caregiver Susan Downey, her husband Melvin and daughters Gina and Angie.
She is survived by her loving siblings, William Glenn, Linda Ann (Teuschler) and Nancy Elaine. She was a treasured aunt to Meredith, Julie (Basin), Vanessa (Cochran), Natalie (Fitch), Rachael (Teuschler), Catherine (Corbett) and Michael and John Teuschler, plus 9 great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Louise ’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Newport KY. Rev. Chris Barnett will officiate. Louise’s cremains will be laid to rest with her parents in the Garden Mausoleum at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY.

Memorial donations in memory of Louise can be made to New Perceptions, Inc, One Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.