Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Former Barnard Resident, Virginia C. Knauer Kobett, Passes

Virginia C. Knauer Kobett

MANHATTAN- Virginia Carolyn Knauer Kobett, 91, of Manhattan, died, Saturday, Dec. 24, at home surrounded by her loving family.  Virginia was born in Barnard, on Feb. 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Bill and Leitha (Eddy) Knauer.  She graduated in 1939 from the Barnard High School, Barnard, and then erolled at Kansas State Agriculture College, now known as Kansas State University, where she earned her degree in business administration.  Virginia was active in the Order of Eastern Star, business and Professional Women, where she was a past president and later chosen as Woman of the Year, and the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.  For 25 years, she was an accountant with Manhattan Motors where she won several awards from the National Buick Dealers as top accountant.

In January of 1969, she and Harry Kobett were united in marriage.  She is survived by her two sisters, Darlene Mackintosh and husband David, Omaha, Neb., and Mary Lu Haas and husband Harvey, Hilltop Lakes, Texas, and a brother, Del Knauer, Hutchinson.  She is also survived by five nephews, two nieces, as well as close friends and neighbors.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry and her nephew Mike Mackintosh.

A private committal service will occur at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

From the Hutchinson News

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