Kathryn Gertrude McFadden Knotts

January 6, 1917April 26, 2014

Kathryn Gertrude Knotts, 97, of Fruitland, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was born January 6, 1917 in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma to Royal Edgar and Louise Susan (Lula) McFadden. As a young girl the family moved to Farley, New Mexico in the 1920’s to farm the land. A few years after graduating from high school she married Chester F. Knotts, Sr. in Clayton, New Mexico. This union grew by three; a daughter Patricia Arlene and two sons Chester Jr. and Keith Allen. After WWII the family resettled in New Plymouth, Idaho. There she became involved in the school lunch program, then decided to go to business school after which she secured a position with Bank of Idaho, later retiring as manager. In retirement she enjoyed being a grandma.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, three brothers and three of her four sisters.

Graveside services will be held at Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth, Idaho on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Fruitland.

To honor Kathryn’s memory, memorials may be made to American Cancer Research, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661. Condolences may be made to the family at www.shaffer-


  • Graveside Service Friday, May 2, 2014

Kathryn Gertrude McFadden Knotts

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Dennis Holbrook

May 2, 2014

Dear Keith, I'm sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your mother cooking for all us kids in school. Dennis Holbrook