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Nov 27, 2009, 6:22:05 PM11/27/09
Barbara Knoebel passed away this afternoon, Nov. 27

Sandy A. Nicolaysen

Nov 27, 2009, 7:14:52 PM11/27/09
On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 15:22:05 -0800 (PST), wrote:

>Barbara Knoebel passed away this afternoon, Nov. 27

Very sad news. We'll miss a very classy lady. My heart and thoughts
to the family.

- Sandy

Nov 27, 2009, 8:04:55 PM11/27/09
Services are tentatively scheduled at The Elysburg Presbyterian Church
with a viewing Friday evening. 12/4, time to be determined. Services
will be on Saturday, 12/5, at 11:00 am. There will be viewing prior to
the service.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that donations be made to Give
Kids the World in her name


Nov 27, 2009, 11:58:48 PM11/27/09

My thoughts and prayers go out to Dick and his family for their loss.

Harry Face

Nov 28, 2009, 12:38:54 AM11/28/09
Very sad news indeed, Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick, Rick,
Brian, Buddy (& Debbie), LeAnne (& Joe Muscato) and all the other
extended family members and employees who knew Barbara.

She was a valuable asset to the park and took care of managing the
office, catering and group sales.

She will be missed.

harryface : - (

Nov 28, 2009, 5:14:54 PM11/28/09

Barbara Ellen (Cook) Knoebel passed into the Lord’s eternal peace
Friday, November 27, 2009 at the age of 66. She died peacefully at her
home at 206 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg, with her family by her side.

Born May 3rd, 1943 in Lykens, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter
of the late Charles and Elizabeth Cook. She was a 1961 graduate of
Lykens High School and furthered her education at Polyclinic Hospital
becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Barbara married Richard Knoebel on February 10th, 1968, a marriage
that lasted until her death, a span of over 41 years. They are the
parents of two sons, Richard A. and Brian L. Knoebel.

Barbara was a member of Elysburg Presbyterian Church. She was an
active member of Order of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy
Matron of Iris Chapter #306, Shamokin. She held the statewide office
of Grand Adah during 1984-85 and traveled throughout Pennsylvania in
this capacity. She was also active in the Pennsylvania Amusement Parks
Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and
Attractions. She served on several IAAPA committees, most notable the
original Hall of Fame Committee.

At Knoebels Amusement Resort, Barbara was an important member of the
family business. She worked side by side with Dick serving as Manager
of the park office and Group Sales Manager. In the latter capacity she
assisted groups in planning outings and arranged catered meals for
thousands of guests each season.

In September Dick and Barbara traveled to California where Amusement
Today, an industry publication, honored them with the Golden Ticket
award as industry Persons of the Year for 2009.

In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by four
granddaughters, Haley, Hannah, Abigail and Ashley. She is also
survived by a brother, Walter Cook, of Gowen City, sister in law Ruth
Cook, brother in law Ronald Knoebel and his family and sister in law
Leanna Knoebel Muscato and her family.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by brothers
Charles “Boom” Cook and Donald Cook.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Alan Horne Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at the Elysburg Presbyterian Church, Friday
December 4th beginning at 5:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th beginning
at 9:00 am. Services are scheduled for 11:00 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in
Barbara’s memory to Give Kids the World, Attn: Development, 210 S.
Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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