Ilene Jane Knowlton, 82, of Mauldin, passed away on November 21, 2017, following an extended illness.
An active soldier in the Salvation Army for over 75 years, Ilene's passion was the numerous community programs that so greatly benefitted those in need. Honoring her many years of dedicated service and leadership in the Salvation Army's Greenville Youth Band, the Kroc Center now hosts the Ilene Knowlton Performing Arts Conservatory. The homeless shelters, the Angel Tree, and the youth tutoring programs are additional areas where Ilene volunteered.
Born in Sand Run, WV, Ilene is survived by her devoted and loving spouse of 62 years, Sam; sons, Randy (Amy) of Simpsonville and Troy (Kim) of Florida; a sister, Barbara (Bill) Cox, of WV; grandsons, Matthew (Natalie), Zak (Lizzie), and Adam; and granddaughters, Courtney (Kyle) and Olivia. Ilene was predeceased by two brothers, Russell and Robert Wentz.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 417 Rutherford Street, Greenville, SC 29609 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601.
Thomas McAfee Southeast
Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC, 29681
NOV 24. 10:30 AM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC, US, 29681