Mary Knauth, born Mary Alice Pickett on Nov. 3, 1913 in Arkansas, died peacefully at home in Rushville, PA the night of June 23, 2014.
Mrs. Knauth was a teacher in New York City before moving to Rushville. Her marriage to Oliver Knauth, a writer, ended in divorce in 1948. She was the last survivor of nine children born to Ludwell and Sallie Miller Pickett, and spent her formative years in Louisville, KY, living with her beloved aunt, Dr. Alice N. Pickett, who was head of the obstetrics department at The University of Louisville.
Mrs. Knauth is survived by her daughters, Caroline Cabot and Anne Van Rensselaer; three grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. A grandson, Blakeslee Botsford, predeceased her.
She will be buried in the Pickett family plot in Shelbyville, KY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her memory to The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury Memorial Giving, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.
Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, has been entrusted with arrangements.