Mary Ella Knotts, 88 years of age, passed away Saturday December 21, 2019 in Aurora, Ohio. She was born in Kerns, West Virginia on April 24, 1931, the daughter of the late Leslie and Orpha (Harper) Taylor. A resident of Aurora for 40 years, she moved to Deland in 1997. She was a member of the Christian Church of DeLeon Springs, FL and loved being with her family and friends. She enjoyed boating, cooking for her family, reading and traveling with her husband. On December 22, 1948, Mrs. Knotts married her beloved husband Gordon Knotts who passed on January 30, 2019. Survivors include her son James Knotts (Kathy) of Tampa, FL; daughters Jan Shingler (Bill) of DeLand, FL and Julie Overholt (Mike) of Aurora, OH; sister Josephine Bland of Mars Hill, NC; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel in DeLand with a visitation from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. prior to the service. Entombment will follow at DeLand Memorial Gardens. Local arrangements were by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, Ohio where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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