Rosa Lee McKnelly

  • Born: September 6, 1937
  • Died: February 25, 2019
  • Location: Georgetown, Texas

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rosa Lee McKnelly died on the afternoon of February 25 at the age of 81. She was born on September 6, 1937 in Johnson, Kansas. She is the youngest daughter of Chet and Sarah Kendrick. She graduated from Stanton County Community High School in Johnson, Kansas and from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rosa Lee had a servant's heart and loved teaching future generations. She taught in multiple states including an adventure in Alaska and ended her teaching career in Leander ISD in Leander, TX.

She loved hosting the neighborhood friends. She was a loyal friend, and a great cook. She loved to travel with Wayne on his business trips, as well as fun trips with family and friends

After a whirlwind romance, she married Wayne McKnelly in October of 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri. They had two daughters, Melissa and Amy. They were happy to add a son-in-law, James Waters, and two grandsons, North and Reid. Rosa Lee loved listening to her grandchildren's stories and hearing them play and laugh with all of their friends.

The family will celebrate Rosa Lee's life with a service at Hill Country Bible Church Georgetown at 600 Stadium Dr., Georgetown, TX 78626 on Monday, March 4th at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The Tran family would like to send their condolences to the McKnelly family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Chuc and Tho Tran - Lake Charles, LA - Friend   February 28, 2019


So very sorry for your loss - even though we know the day is coming, we are never really ready to say goodbye. I like to think of all the good times she enjoyed, especially with Wayne. They may be off and running together today in Heaven and having fun. She was a special lady and I know you all will have a big hole in your lives and hearts. Thank you Amy for all the loving care you gave your Mom in these last months. Praying peace and comfort and a respite from loneliness in the coming days, weeks and months.
Love and Blessings

Posted by Sylvia Burgin - Austin, TX - Friend   February 28, 2019

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