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Obituary for Evelyn Emily Knox (Durst)

Evelyn Emily (Durst) Knox, 80, of Grantsville, MD, died Friday, August 12, 2022, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland, MD.

Born September 27, 1941, in Grantsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Mae (Beeman) Durst. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Knox, in 2004; one son, Thomas Eric Knox; one grandson, John Lee Knox, Jr.; two brothers, Harry and Frank; four sisters, Margaret, Virginia, Mary and Lilly.

Mrs. Knox was a cook at Keyser’s Ridge Truck Stop and a member of the Laughlin Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed traveling with her children; family meant a lot to her. Evelyn was a giving person and made sure her family had what they needed. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by four sons, John Lee (Lori) Knox, Frederick Leonard (Candy) Knox and Timothy Wayne (Kelly) Knox, all of Grantsville; Samuel Wade Knox, Salisbury, PA; two brothers, John J. Durst, Finzel, MD; John David Durst, Frostburg, MD; one sister, Ethel Kinzey, Grantsville; eight grandchildren, Becky, Kristin, Sammy, Jennifer, Brandon, Elizabeth, Timmy and Megan; nine great-grandchildren, CJ, Emily, Madison, Ashlynn, Carter, Liam, Tommy, Taylor and Adeline.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Durst Family Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charity of your choice.

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