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Marilynn J. Knaub

June 8, 1944 — May 7, 2019

MARILYNN J. KNAUB, 74 of Ogallala, went home to be with the Lord on what would have been her youngest son, Duke's 49th birthday, May 7, 2019.

Marilynn was born June 8, 1944, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to R. Owen and Neva (Olsen) Scott. She attended school in Scottsbluff.

On August 25, 1960, Marilynn married Gary Allen Knaub in Gering, Nebraska. Their union was blessed with three children, Shelly, Scott, and Spencer "Duke." The couple made their home in York, NE and Charles City, Iowa where Marilynn ran a flower shop for a few years. In the mid-1970s, Marilynn and Gary made their home in Ogallala where they lived and raised their children. While in Ogallala, they managed Front Street for a couple of years. She dabbled in interior decorating and assisted many friends in enhancing the beauty of their homes. Marilynn also worked at Edgar's Jewelry Store in downtown Ogallala for several years, using her flair for design to display jewelry and gifts with eye-catching style. In later years, she worked part-time at Prairie Hills Funeral Home where she used her life experiences to provide hope and help to others in their time of loss. Additionally, Marilynn enjoyed a successful Mary Kay business, which she ran for over 20 years.

Marilynn had a certain style that seemed intrinsic to her nature. She had an eye for splendor and all things elegant. Marilynn was anything but plain, and was always thinking of new and creative ways to make things look "foxy." She was affable, and her face was always adorned with a bright, contagious smile, which gave way to the deeper truths about who she was, namely, the joy she found in Christ.

One simply can't begin to describe Marilynn Knaub without first taking note of her "primary ingredient," Faith in Jesus. No matter the circumstance that life would bring, Marilynn placed her trust in the Lord, and it was in so doing, that she was given a discernable peace that somehow transcended even the most formidable storms of life. Marilynn lived a life that was full of love; her cup truly did runneth over. Her house, and especially her garage, brought people together for friendship and solidarity over the years, in both the best of times and hardest of times. From the fervency that she loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends, Marilynn's legacy was a brilliant reflection of the love she first received from God, after all, one cannot give what one does not first possess. She was indeed a prayer warrior, and her life is a humble yet powerful testament to the nature of God's love, grace, and mercy.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary Knaub; children, Spencer "Duke" Knaub and Shelly Knaub; grandson, Tyler Knaub; great-grandson, Nova Knaub; and siblings, Donna (Art) Kissack, Elaine Ellis, and two infant brothers.

Survivors include her son, Scott (Mary) Knaub of Ogallala, grandchildren; Ashley (Ken) Kiper, Addison Welsh, Audrey Welsh, Alex Knaub, Whitney (Miall) Newcomb, Sherry (Buddy) Towell, and Barry (Amber) Melvin; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Jayden, Karbyn, Chevelle, Sayler, Emerson, and Hazel; sister, Barb (Jim) Lee of North Platte; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation by the family. Condolences can be shared at, where the service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

A memorial service will be Friday, May 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM at New Hope Church in Ogallala with Pastor Eric Wait officiating. No interment of cremains is planned at this time.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilynn J. Knaub, please visit our flower store.

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