Marian Kniefel, 85, of Parma,
died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1994, at an
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30,
1994, at the Kirkpatrick
Church, Parma, with the Rev. David Kegley officiating.
Private burial will follow at Roswell Cemetery
under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel,
Mrs. Kniefel was born July 14, 1909, in
Gayville, South Dakota, the second child of Clarence
and Susanna Councilman. She
loved being raised on her father's farm.
She graduated from
High School In 1928. In
September 1929 the entire family moved to
Not long after
arriving a young banker came to call on her father.
She realized he
lived only one-half mile away and he began to call on her
she was dating Clarence Kniefel.
They were married on a snowy day, January 18, 1930, at her
family's home in
They moved into
their first home in Parma near the water tower.
Their two children,
Robert and Mary Sue were born while living in this home.
Mary Sue passed away
in 1977 while living in Weiser and her loss was continually
felt. In 1948, they
built a new home and this was an exciting time for both
Marian and Clarence as she took great pride in decorating
this new home.
Marian and Clarence enjoyed traveling and prior to
Clarence's retirement they purchased a travel trailer and
traveled over much of the
In later years they
greatly enjoyed spending their winter in
Phoenix, Arizona, where Marian's youngest sister Susie
Mae lived. Summer
highlights for the whole "clan" were enjoyed in the family
cabin at Warm Lake, Idaho.
Marian would say that her most precious treasure was her
family. She spent
her entire adult life as a homemaker.
She was a supportive
wife and mother always available to her children as they
were growing up. She
was active in their church and the Parma PEO chapter.
She writes, "The heart remembers everything, although the
mind forgets — a kiss, a smile, a melody, a dream of
yesterday. We think
we have forgotten but the heart remembers all."
Marian and Clarence celebrated their 63rd anniversary prior
to Clarence's death on July 4, 1993.
She is survived by three sisters, Susie Mae Robins of
Phoenix, Elaine Dotson of Boise, and Winifred Roberts of
Parma; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Kniefel
of Payette, grandchildren and their families, Bruce, Connie,
Andrea, Stephanie and Matthew Kniefel of Boise; Kathie,
Dean, Robbie, Kelsie, and Todd Carlson of Swaziland, Africa;
Christy, Nial, Shantel and Katelyn Bradshaw of Meridian; a
son-in-law, Dr. Ronald and Peggy Gibbs of Weiser; Rebecca,
Grant and Breanna Morton of Pullman, WA; Cindy and McKenzie
Jones of Boise; Jeff Gibbs of Seattle; Brian Munson of
Weiser; Greg, Kriston and Garrett Munson of Ontario; Mike,
Leslie, Eric and Abbie Munson Boise; a sister-in-law,
Florence McNeil of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Kirkpatrick Memorial Community
Church or the Parma Senior
Citizens, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.
Friends may call today from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday
from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the