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Mona M. Knuth

June 16, 1912 - April 9, 2012

Biography

Mona M. Knuth, 99, of Aurora, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. She was born June 16, 1912 in Sugar Grove, IL, the daughter of the late Ruel and Hazel (Graham) Mighell.

Mona graduated from Sugar Grove High School in 1929, from Copley Hospital School of Nursing in 1932 and from Aurora College, now Aurora University, in 1976. She was united in marriage to Martin H. Knuth on November 5, 1940. Her career in nursing spread from general duty in Chicago, Berwyn and Aurora, private duty and office nurse. For 10 years she was Administrator for the Galena Nursing Home, then became Director of Nursing Services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for a few years and after that became Instructor for the Staff Development Department at Copley Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1980. After she retired, she had 6,000 hours of volunteering at Copley Hospital. She was also a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Aurora.

Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Wilson of Yorkville and Audrey Claesson of Sugar Grove as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; her son, Kim and a brother, Stanley Mighell.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. until the service hour of 11 A.M. at our Aurora Chapel. Interment will be at Jericho Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church, 218 E. Benton, Aurora, IL 60505, Rush-Copley Foundation, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504 or Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506.

Facts

Born: June 16, 1912
Place of Birth: Sugar Grove, Illinois
Death: April 9, 2012
Place of Death: Aurora, Illinois
Occupation: Nurse

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Services

Visitation

Friday April 13, 2012, 9:30 A.M. - 11 A.M. at The Healy Chapel, Aurora
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Funeral Service

Friday April 13, 2012, 11 A.M. at The Healy Chapel, Aurora
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Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 E. Benton, Aurora, IL 60505,
Rush-Copley Foundation, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504 or to
or to Aurora University