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Eris J. Knakmuhs

August 2, 1924 — May 31, 2016

Pittsburg- Eris J. Bundren-Knakmuhs, 91, of Pittsburg, passed away at 2:13 PM, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Eris was born on August 2, 1924 in Avon, IL to Walker and Myrtle (Wilkins) Krahl.  She married Laverne Bundren shortly after WWII in Abington, IL.  He preceded her in death on June 3, 1983.  Later she married Conrad Knakmuhs in June of 1994 in Harrisburg and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2007. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith.  She attended Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church in Poordo for many years. Eris was a talented designer of her grand-daughters prom dresses and all things having to do with sewing and crocheting.  She could study a design or picture for a short time and later create an identical or slightly better version on her own.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors and canning fruits and vegetables with her family.  She will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved her. Survivors include- Daughter- Donna D. Norris and husband Ray of Pittsburg Son- Clyde Bundren and wife Carren of Carterville Son- Timmy Bundren and wife Elizabeth of Dongola Son- Danny Bundren and wife Cindy of St. Louis Son- Davy Bundren of Arkansas Son- Steven Bundren and wife Becky of Pittsburg Son- Marvin Bundren and wife Divina of Johnston City 15 Grandchildren and many others who she considered her grandchildren; Donna Scott of N. Dakota Michael Burnham of Paducah Kelly Russell of Missouri Becky Garavalia of Herrin Priscilla Lasswell of Pittsburg Chris Bundren of Florida Brandon Bundren of Cambria Justin Bundren of Carbondale Amanda McNelley of St. Louis Sarah Bundren of St. Louis Ryan Bundren of Waynesboro, TN Heaven Bundren of Pittsburg Roger Krahl of Carpentersville, IL Doug Krahl of Carpentersville, IL Eric Krahl of E. Dundee, IL Numerous Great Grandchildren plus one on the may Several Great Great Grandchildren Sister- Carol Smith of Ft. Wayne, IN Sister- Jewell Borden of St. Wayne, IN Numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one son; Thomas Krahl and one sister- Colleen. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 6, 2016 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.  Rev. Mark Fitzpatrick will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Poordo.  Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Monday, June 6, 2016

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