Life Story / Obituary
Armenia “Babe” Kniat (Petrie)
June 10, 1925 – September 16, 2016
The family of Armenia Kniat (Petrie) who passed away in peace early Friday morning on September 16, 2016, after a short illness, wish to thank the nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and other health care providers at Mercy Hospital and Harbor Hospice Poppen House for their excellent and compassionate care.
Survived by: her loving husband of 68 years, Erwin J. Kniat, sons Terry (Marge) of Grand Haven, Dennis (Jerry) of Chesterton, Indiana, Gregory (Gloria) of Muskegon, sister Sue Hunt (Ed) of Muskegon, brother Henry Petrie (Cleo) of Muskegon, brother Francis Petrie (Judith) of North Muskegon, and sister Marge Beekman (Warren) of Stratford, New Jersey, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family members wish to express their joy for having witnessed her remarkable life. A life long homemaker, and an avid reader, other interests included, sewing, macrame, ceramics, barn art, stamping, and playing cards, to name a few. Armenia, at home with Jesus, appreciated everywhere the beauty in nature, offered moral support and comfort to family, while doing her own housework, cooking for her family, tending to her garden, and exercising by riding her tricycle around the neighborhood at 91 years old, just prior to her death. Just before passing, Armenia said she will be waiting in heaven with open arms to welcome us all, and that God loves everyone, no exceptions. Armenia joins her sister Dorothy (Jim) Driver and other loved ones in heaven. The family requests prayers and/or positive thoughts only. A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.
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