Ines Claremont McClure Knable, 95, was born on March 2, 1922 in Tiawah, Oklahoma. She was the 13th of 14 children and none survive. She graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa and went to work as an operator for the local Bell Telephone Company. In 1943 she met Bernard James Knable of New Albany, IN while he was stationed in Oklahoma with the US Army training for WW II. When he received his orders for combat duty abroad they decided to marry. On October 28, 1943 she and Bernard were married in San Antonio, Texas. The new Mrs. Ines Knable then moved to New Albany to live with her in-laws. After Bernard returned from the war they resided in New Albany for rest of their lives, except for a brief period in Elkhart, IN and Mountain View, MO. Bernard died in November, 2001
During World War II Ines worked at the Indiana Ammunition Depot in Charlestown and she returned to work there during the Vietnam War. She also worked at the New Albany Branch of the Indiana BMV and the former Taylor Drugstore on Charlestown Road. Ines bowled in several area bowling leagues, enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where she remained a parishioner until her death.
Ines and Bernard had 3 children. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother and is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Nancy Foster (husband Terry) of Underwood, IN and 2 sons, William B. Knable (wife Dickie) of Lafayette, IN and Dennis M. Knable (wife Sharon) of Port Macquarie, Australia. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a grandson.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Kindred Hospice of Jeffersonville for their assistance in caring for Ines during the last months of her life.
Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany, Indiana with burial to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net
Published on December 11, 2017