Sr. Margaret Ann Jeanne Knebel, 74, Catonsville, Maryland

Sr Margaret Ann Jeanne Knebel, 74, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Sr. Margaret Ann Jeanne was born in Jasper on February 23, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Clemens and Cornelia Knebel (nee Gehlhausen) and was one of seven children.

Sister Margaret left a successful career as a hairdresser to care for the elderly. She entered the Little Sisters of the Poor and pronounced her vows on September 8, 1984. In her 36 years of religious life, she served the elderly in homes throughout the United States, including Chicago, Denver, Richmond, Cincinnati, San Francisco, New Orleans, Newark, Cleveland, Enfield, Totowa, Pawtucket, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Washington. She had been at St Martin’s Home in Catonsville since May 2017.

Survivors include five sisters, Sr. Doris Marie Knebel of Ferdinand, Rose Mary Higgason of Greensburg, KY, Joan Knebel of Ferdinand, Ann Knebel (Ed Kornegay) of North Potomac, MD and Yvonne Knebel of Indianapolis; brother, John Knebel (Donna) of Louisville, KY; two nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces, and three great-nephews..

She was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Van Higgason.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sr. Margaret Ann Jeanne was celebrated in St Martin’s Home on Wednesday, September 2. Interment followed in New Cathedral Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Baltimore, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore, MD 21228 or online at

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