Let the memory of Dorothy be with us forever.
  • 84 years old
  • Born on June 7, 1934 .
  • Passed away on May 13, 2019 .
Dorothy Lee Knese “Dottie”, Dayton, Ohio died May 13, 2019 in Hospice of Dayton. Dottie was 84 when she passed however, she would only say she was “21”. Dottie was born to Catherine Fiste Adams and Jasper Earl Adams. 
She was preceded in death by husband Edwin Joey Knese and was survived by sons Lynn “ Fritz” Knese, Dane “ Tony” and daughter-in-law Catherine Knese, daughters, Tamela “Tammy” Joy Knese, Theresa “Terri” and son-in-law Tim Fisher, Kathleen and son-in-law Eric Ernst, and two sisters Eileen Cherry and Sheila Ferreira, 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Very dear to Dottie’s heart were her extended family Pete, Laura, Andy and Emily Pannier. 
Dottie worked for Rike’s through the merger to Macy’s in the shoe department. She also worked with children both in her church nursery and Sunday school. Dottie was a nanny for many years which she took great pride in.

A private celebration of life party will be held in Dottie’s honor.

Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.

Posted by Kitty Ernst on June 13, 2019
To a wonderful Mother who graciously and generously gave with all her heart.  You strived for perfection and were modest at heart.  You did for others without asking for recognition.  You were your happiest watching others at Christmas open gifts with excitement and creating memories with your beautiful cakes.  You were grateful for everything in life for you know how much every minute is worth.  You loved watching the birds, squirrels and rabbits playing in your backyard.  Thank you for being such a great person.

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