PORTLAND — Phyllis M. Knox, 90, of Peru, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

She was born in Peru, May 23, 1927, a daughter of Wilbur and Marguerite (Babb) Hussey, and was a 1945 graduate of Stephens High School. On Oct. 24, 1947, she married Warren Knox in Peru. He passed Nov. 5, 2008.

Mrs. Knox was a homemaker for much of her life, caring for her family and later worked as an aide for over 30 years at Victorian Villa in Canton, assisting many residents younger than herself.

Phyllis had a strong Christian faith and loved God and passed that love along to her entire family who she cherished. She enjoyed reading in her free time.

She is loved by her family: daughter, Cyndi Hanmer and her husband, Jim of Dixfield; daughter, Rachel Meisner, of Mexico; son, Tim and his wife, Carrie, of Rumford; eight grandchildren, Travis Hanmer, Jared Hanmer and his wife, Amanda, Shira Waite and her husband, Mike, Sheena Holmquist and her husband, Justin, Ben Meisner, Josh Meisner and his wife, Sherry, Andy Knox and his fiancee, Alexia Lind, and Audrie Crouanas and her husband, Zack; nine great-grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Hanmer, Lana and Leighton Waite, and Griffin, Garrison, Lucas, and Levi Holmquist, and Reese Meisner. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Kerry Meisner.

Condolences and tributes may be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Phyllis M. Knox

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