Mary Knifton


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary V. Knifton, a native of Colorado and a former resident of Eaton, were held at the Olinger Mortuary on Wadsworth Blvd. in Aurora last Saturday, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.


Mrs. Knifton, whose home was at 6340 W. 38th Ave., Denver, died Aug. 16 at Beverly Manor at the age of 78. She was the daughter of Eaton pioneers, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pixler.


She was born in Ordway, April 30, 1894, and was graduated from Eaton High School in 1912. She was married on Aug. 29, 1916 to John W. Knifton. She later taught school in Stoneham and in 1927 they moved to Sterling where they established the Pleasant Home Farm and built it into a show place for dairy operations, conservation and the latest in ranching projects. The Kniftons sold the farm in 1957 and moved to Arvada in 1959 where they were active in helping to build the Arvada United Methodist Church. Knifton died in Denver, July 11, 1966.


Mrs. Knifton had been a member of the Methodist Church and home demonstrations clubs in Sterling, and was named Homemaker of the Year in 1956. She was also a life member of Associated Women of the World and was past president of both Logan County Homemakers and Colorado Homemakers.


She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Scott of Denver; a son, Jay Knifton of Portland, Ore., and five brothers and sisters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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August 1972