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Geneva Louise Knifley Spires, 91, Columbia, KY (1928-2020)

Louise was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and former owner and operator of the Country Corner Store and formerly worked with the Lake Cumberland Head Start. She was known for her delicious cooking and loved reading and sewing.

Geneva Louise Knifley Spires of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Hospice House of Southern KY in Bowling Green, KY. She was 91 years old.

Funeral services will be held at NoonCT on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Jeff Hargus officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3:30pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the service.



Born August 8, 1928, in Knifley, KY she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Hallie Chelf Knifley. Mrs. Spires married the late Robert Spires on August 23, 1946.

Louise was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and former owner and operator of the Country Corner Store and formerly worked with the Lake Cumberland Head Start. She was known for her delicious cooking and loved reading and sewing.

Survivors include four children Gayle Blair of Columbia, KY, Robert Spires (Susan) of Murfreesboro, TN, Nancy Norris (Bailey) of Bowling Green, KY and Carla Hargus (Jeff) of Lexington, KY; 8 grandchildren Bryan Blair, Barry Blair, Robert Spires, James Spires, Rachel Norris, Reed Norris, Grant Hargus and Hallie Hargus and 5 great grandchildren Cassidy, Caylie, Charlotte, George and Helen Blair.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Ivan Knifley and his wife Yvonne and a son-in-law Fred Blair.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Blair, Barry Blair, Robert Spires, Reed Norris, Randy Quinn and Keven Spires. Honorary pallbearers will be James Spires and Grant Hargus.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Adair County Public Library and can be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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Geneva Louise Knifley Spires, 91, Columbia, KY (1928-2020)



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