Diane M. Knies, 73, Schnellville

Diane KressDiane M. Knies, 73, of Schnellville, died Friday (June 30) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Schnellville October 27, 1943, to Hilbert and Antionette (Prechtel) Knies.

Diane was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – Sacred Heart Campus. She loved playing bingo and listening to classic country music (Kitty Wells was her favorite).

She is survived by two sisters, Janice Erny and husband James, Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Marilyn Allen and husband Gerald, Milan; two brothers, Steve Knies and wife Mary, Boonville, and Lonnie Knies, Owensboro, Kentucky; nieces and nephews Kimberly Erny Wood, Lafayette, Kevin Erny and wife Catherine, Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristin Erny Meyer and husband Mike, Port St. Lucie, Florida, Karmin Erny Goeppner and husband Glen, Ireland, Jeff Allen and wife Bobbi, Maineville, Ohio, Jason Allen, St. Pete Beach, Florida, and Zachary Knies and wife Angie and Travis Knies, all of Boonville; one uncle,  Ernest Prechtel, Birdseye; one aunt, Lauretta Prechtel, Santa Claus; 24 great nieces and nephews; and eight great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilbert and Antionette Knies.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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