Eleanor Jane (Baldwin) Knotts, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 25th 2008.


She was born in Princeton, IN to D. Russell and Edith J. Baldwin in 1931.


Mrs. Knotts graduated from Princeton High School in 1949 and received a B.S. degree in education from Indiana State University in 1953. Her graduate work was done at Illinois State University and Illinois University. She was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education, and Tri Kappa Society of Indiana. She married Richard Allison Knotts in 1953 and started her teaching career in Evansville, IN. Mrs. Knotts also taught in Connecticut and Illinois before retiring from District 709 in Morton, IL in 1989. 

After retiring from teaching, the family moved to Owensville, IN. and later to Estero,
FL. Church was always an important part of Eleanorís life, and she served in various leadership positions throughout her church life. Since moving to Florida, she has been a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, FL. and was instrumental in the start up and management of First Thrift Shop located on the church campus. 

Mrs. Knotts is survived by her husband, Richard, of fifty five years; daughter, Edie Lynn McAfee and son-in- law, Mike McAfee of Kalamazoo, MI.; granddaughter, Ryanne Michelle McAfee of Columbia, SC.; and many loving and thoughtful family members and friends. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church,
Bonita Springs, FL. at a later date.


An interment ceremony at a family gravesite will be 11 A.M. Monday, June 30, 2008 at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Princeton, Indiana, with Rev. Mark Fernihough officiating.