Janet (Grover) Knowlton
(Grover) Knowlton, 86, wife of the late David R. Knowlton, passed away
on January 22, 2015 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by
loving family members.
January 28, 1928 in Danvers, she was the daughter of the late George
Lloyd and Louise (Nutter) Grover. Janet was a graduate of Holten High
School in Danvers, class of 1946. She was united in marriage with David
Rutherford Knowlton, also of Danvers, in 1950. She was employed by AT&T
as a switchboard operator and worked as a seamstress at various bridal
Janet was a Rainbow Girl, acting as Worthy Advisor of the Salem Assembly
in 1948. She was also an active member of the First Church in Ipswich
where she served as a Deaconess, and on a number of committees,
especially the Music Committee.
loved sewing, knitting, quilting, baking and her extensive travels with
her late husband.
survived by her three sons, Royce Knowlton and his wife Susan, of
Ipswich, David Knowlton and his wife Rachel of Boxford, and
Robert Knowlton and his wife Ann of Northwood, NH; a daughter Laura Le
Roux and her husband Richard of Rennes, France; seven grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren who will all miss her dearly. She is
also survived by her sister Katherine Grover of Cave Creek, Arizona and
several nieces and nephews.
addition to her husband she was pre-deceased by her son Richard D.
Knowlton formerly of Ipswich and a brother William A. Grover formerly
Her funeral service will be
held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10 am in the First Church in
Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green, with a reception to follow. Family and
friends respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78
Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the First Church in Ipswich Organ
Fund, 1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938.