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Helen L. (Barton) Knuff

April 1, 1932 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 89)



Helen L. Knuff – 89, Died peacefully Friday morning, June 25, 2021, at Victoria House assisted living.

   Helen was born on April 1, 1932, in Steubenville, Ohio, daughter of Thomas and Ann Brady Barton, she was one of four children.

   Helen earned her Registered Nurse degree from The Ohio Valley School of Nursing in September 1953. She married Robert J.Knuff on November 22, 1956 and was happily married for 63 years, until he passed away on November 24, 2019.

   Helen was proud to have raised their five children and being an active volunteer and chaperone for their countless activities and sports. She was also a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Den Leader. In her later years, she actively helped her husband run their photography business, Bob Knuff Studio. Helen loved spending time with her children and friends and traveling.

   Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Knuff; and her son, James Patrick Knuff.

   Helen is survived by her children; daughter, Barbara (Jeff) Myerson of Sugar Land, Texas; son, Bob (Denise) Knuff of Girard, Ohio; son, Ed (Diana) Knuff of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; daughter, Karen (Declan) Liddy of Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren, Kristina (Bill) Dyky of Girard, Ohio; Kyle (Gabby) Myerson of Houston, Texas; Connor Myerson of Dallas, Texas; Aidan Liddy of Pittsburgh, PA; and two great grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Braylon Dyky of Girard, Ohio.


   Family and friends may call from 4-6 PM, Thursday, July 1, 2021, at the Fox Funeral Home and Friday morning, from 10:15 to 10:45 AM, prior to the Mass at the church.

Mass of Resurrection will be at 11 AM, Friday, July 2, at St. Edward’s Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504, celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin.

   Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

 Helen’s family has asked that material tributes be given to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio 44510.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.

Family and friends of Helen may Visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and leave condolences for the Knuff family. 

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July 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
July 2, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Edward's Church
240 Tod Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

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