Warren W. Knox (1923-2008)

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RUMFORD – Warren W. Knox, 85, of Peru, died early Wednesday evening, Nov.5, 2008, at the Rumford Community Hospital in Rumford.

He was born on July 27, 1923, in Peru, the son of Madelyn and Herbert Knox. He attended schools in Peru and at Goodwill Hinkley. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Warren served during WWII in the Philippines from 1942-45 just after having gone to work at Diamond Match in 1941. He retired from Diamond Match in 1988 after 47 years of service.

A man of great faith, he enjoyed walks in the woods, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis (Hussey) Knox of Peru, whom he married in Canton on Oct. 24, 1947; children, Cindi Hanmer and her husband, James of Dixfield, Rachel Meisner of Mexico and Tim Knox and his wife, Carrie of Mexico; 8 grandchildren, Travis Hanmer, Jared Hanmer and his wife, Amanda, Shira Waite and her husband, Mike, Sheena Hanmer, Ben Meisner, Josh Meisner, Andy Knox and Audrie Knox; three great grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Hanmer and Lana Waite; four siblings Everdine Best of Augusta, Kathleen Smith of NY, Geneva Goddard of FL and Dorothy Emery of Hanover. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Kerry Meisner; siblings, Blandine Falkenham, Thelma Horne, June Moody and Herbert Knox.

Family and friends are invited to call from 12-2PM, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 42 Weld St., Dixfield. Immediately following visitation those who wish may follow in procession to the Knox Cemetery in West Peru for a graveside service. Words of condolence may be sent to info@wilesrc.com.

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