> Barbara Ellen (Cook) Knoebel passed into the Lord's eternal peace Friday,
> November 27, 2009 at the age of 66. She died peacefully at her home at 206
> Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg, with her family by her side.
> Born May 3rd, 1943 in Lykens, Pennsylvania, Barbara was the daughter of
> late Charles and Elizabeth Cook. She was a 1961 graduate of Lykens High
> School and furthered her education at Polyclinic Hospital becoming a
> Licensed Practical Nurse.
> Barbara married Richard Knoebel on February 10th, 1968, a marriage that
> lasted until her death, a span of over 41 years. They are the parents of
> sons, Richard A. and Brian L. Knoebel.
> Barbara was a member of Elysburg Presbyterian Church. She was an active
> member of Order of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy Matron of Iris
> Chapter #306, Shamokin. She held the statewide office of Grand Adah during
> 1984-85 and traveled throughout Pennsylvania in this capacity. She was
> active in the Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association and the
> Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. She served on several
> committees, most notable the original Hall of Fame Committee.
> At Knoebels Amusement Resort, Barbara was an important member of the
> business. She worked side by side with Dick serving as Manager of the park
> office and Group Sales Manager. In the latter capacity she assisted groups
> in planning outings and arranged catered meals for thousands of guests
> In September Dick and Barbara traveled to California where Amusement
> an industry publication, honored them with the Golden Ticket award as
> industry Persons of the Year for 2009.
> In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by four
> Haley, Hannah, Abigail and Ashley. She is also survived by a brother,
> Cook, of Gowen City, sister in law Ruth Cook, brother in law Ronald
> and his family and sister in law Leanna Knoebel Muscato and her family.
> In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by brothers
> Charles "Boom" Cook and Donald Cook.
> Arrangements are under the direction of the Alan Horne Funeral Home.
> Visitation will be held at the Elysburg Presbyterian Church, Friday
> 4th beginning at 5:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th beginning at 9:00 am.
> Services are scheduled for 11:00 am at the church.
> In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Barbara's
> memory to Give Kids the World, Attn: Development, 210 S. Bass Road,
> Kissimmee, FL 34746.