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Gordon A. Knowles, 81, of Stockport died at 4:20 A.M. Thursday June 20, 2013 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born March 24, 1932 at Stockport to Elmer and Vera Brown Knowles and married Laura E. Heinold July 31, 1954 in First United Methodist Church, Fairfield.  She died June 17, 2007

Gordon graduated from Stockport High School, served in the U.S. Army and was a mail carrier in Arlington, VA, Peoria, IL and Tucson, AZ and retired back to Stockport.  He was a Mason

Surviving are 3 daughters, Sheri Bruns (Richard) of Carlock, IL, Marla Knowles of Fairfield and Teresa Knowles of Hillsboro, 2 sons, David Knowles (Sherry) of Carlock, IL and Kriss Knowles (Terri) of Batavia, IL, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Ardythe Gardner and Anna Marie Miller.

Gordon’s body has been cremated according to his wishes.  A celebration of his and his wife’s lives will be held at the family home, 215 North Main St., Stockport, IA 52651 1-4 P.M. Sunday June 23, 2013.  Memorials to the family may be brought to or mailed to the home.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua handled the cremation.

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