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Janet  A.  Knauss
     Janet A. Knauss, 86, of Cozad, passed away Nov. 29, at the Mother Hull Home in Kearney. Janet was born May 1, 1926 at Genoa, Colo. to Clifford and Fern (Johnson) Rayburn.
     After high school graduation, she became a teacher.
     On Sept. 21, 1949, Janet married Elwood “Bub” Knauss at Marysville, Kans. Their union was blessed with 5 children, Julia, Brian, Karen, Carol, and Jo.
     Janet was a member of the Dawson Chapter No. 33 Order of the Eastern Star and a past Worthy Matron. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, sewing, crafts, gardening, and flowers.
     She spent many hours helping with the family 4-H projects. She will be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
     Survivors include her son, Brian (Suzanne) Knauss of Papillion; 4 daughters, Julia Knauss of Cozad, Karen (Stan) Prochnow of Seward, Carol Knauss of Grand Island and Jo Morris of Pleasanton; 6 grandchildren, Benjamin, Tymesia, Emilie, Jaimee, Zachary and Alexandra; 2 great grandchildren Rylie & Raelyn; a brother, Allan Rayburn of Columbus; sister-in-law, Ruth Rayburn of Brady; along with many other relatives and friends. 

     Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elwood; brother Duane; and sister in law Jenelda Rayburn.
     Services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the First United Methodist Church in Cozad with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 12/5/2012
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