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Elizabeth Faith "Elsie" (Kerscher) McKnight

January 15, 1940 ~ April 13, 2019 (age 79)



Elsie, Elizabeth Faith McKnight, our beloved angel on earth, has joined her heavenly family. Our Lord in His mercy has taken away the Alzheimer’s that had robbed her of the loving memories she shared with her husband Dean, her family, and her friends, and replaced it with peace and joy.

Elsie was born January 15, 1940 in Altoona the daughter of Ludwig and Mary (Martino) Kerscher. She married Dean E. McKnight in the St. Marks Catholic Church, Altoona on October 27, 1962.

Elsie is survived by her husband Dean; her brother Robert and wife Cindy of Dale City, VA.; brother-in law Dewayne and his wife Debbie of Altoona; brother-in-law Danny McKnight and his wife Sue of Butler; brother-in-law Donald McKnight and friend Kelly of Martinsburg; nephew John McKnight of Atlanta GA; nephew Andrew Kerscher and his wife Emily of Richmond, VA; niece Beth Impson and her husband Matt and their children Ben and Joey of Dale City, VA; niece Wendy and her husband Michael and their children Abby, Bella, Emily, Nolan, and Alex of Fredericksburg, VA.

Elsie and Dean resided in Hollidaysburg and attended the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lakemont, Altoona.

Elsie had a 25-year career in finance and, after retiring and returning home to Altoona, she enjoyed working with the 1957 class reunion committee with her husband.

A great thank you goes out to the AseraCare Hospice workers and to the dedicated care-givers at Graystone Manor and the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. A special thank you to Barbara Stubbs for the significant care you provided to Elsie.

Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 16, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a vigil service for the deceased will be held during the visitation.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 17, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 309 Lotz Avenue, Lakemont, Altoona with Monsignor Michael Becker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Dean requests memorial donations please be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Jaffa Shrine, PO Box 1984, Altoona, PA 16603-1984; or the Altoona Community Theatre, PO Box 908, 1213 Twelfth Street, Altoona, PA 16603; or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 309 Lotz Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602.

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April 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Mass
April 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
309 Lotz Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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