Sylvia Kneisly, wife of retired DOM, dies

Sylvia A. Kneisly, 78, of Burlington, Kan., passed away Thursday, Sept.  15, at Sunset Manor in Waverly, Kan.

She was born Jan. 9, 1938, on a farm west of Burlington to Roy and Rosa (Knapp) Schif.

On Nov. 14, 1954, she and William B. Kneisly were married in Gridley.

She served at her husband’s side as he pastored churches and served as a director of missions in Kansas. They also did a variety of other ministries, including holding a weekly worship service for campers at Melvern Lake in the summer.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marilyn Greer; and her brother, Marvin Schif.

She leaves Bill, her husband of more than 60 years, of the home in Burlington; her son, William David Kneisly and wife, Londa, Lebo, Kan.; her daughter, Lori Sue Kneisly, Austin, Texas; a grandson, Brand Kneisly and wife, Angela, Blue Springs, Mo.; a great-granddaughter, Leah Kneisly; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Schif, Berryton, Kan.; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held Monday, Sept. 19, at First Baptist Church, Burlington. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Burlington.

Memorial may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, the Topeka Rescue Mission, Topeka, Kan., or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jones Funeral Home in Burlington was in charge of arrangements.