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Janet (Grover) Knowlton

Janet (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.

Born 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 shops. 

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.

She loved sewing, knitting, quilting, baking and her extensive travels with her late husband.

She is 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.

In addition to her husband she was pre-deceased by her son Richard D. Knowlton formerly of Ipswich and a brother William A. Grover formerly of Billerica.

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.  

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