Emily Marie Knuckles, age 74, lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away April 20, 2013 at her home. 

Mrs. Knuckles was born May 16, 1938 in Parma, Mo.  She was a cook for the Missouri Youth Services and enjoyed cooking and being with family and bowling.  She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Wooten and husband, Keith of Grandin, Mo., Thomas Knuckles Jr. and wife, Robin of Ellsinore, Mo., Billy Knuckles and Carla Knuckles  both of Poplar Bluff, Joyce Green (honorary daughter) of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Wilma Teachener of Poplar Bluff, Mary Riley and husband, Mickey of Malden, Mo., Carol Todd and husband, Jerry of Tiptonville, Tn.; three brothers, Chester Daves , Freddie Daves and wife, Sharon, and Marvin Berry and wife, Robin all of Poplar Bluff; grandchildren, Kasie Knuckles, Thomas A. Knuckles, Emily Knuckles all of Poplar Bluff, Kristi Law of Neelyville; God grandsons, Jason Holder of Poplar Bluff and Kyle Holder of Afghanistan; great- grandchildren, Katlyn Burris of Williamsville, Brooklynn Thayer of Grandin, Aubree Knuckles of Poplar Bluff, Ashley Law and Jacen Litterst of Neelyville; and one great-grandchild, Brendon Wooten (who is on the way); special friends, Donnie Vickery, Betty Richardson, Opal Mowery and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Knuckles was preceded  in death by a daughter, Anita K. Knuckles; her parents, Jesse Daves (December 31, 1992) and Alpha (Bridges) Daves Berry (January 12, 1984); one sister, Beulah Reese, and one great- grandchild, Maria Fay Knuckles.

Visitation for Mrs. Knuckles will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 23, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services at 1p.m.  Wednesday April 24, 2013  in the chapel, with  Rev. Shelly Elkins officiating.  Burial in  Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial be made to UCAN.