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07/13/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Claudia Hudson Kniesche

Claudia Hudson Kniesche
(03 Jan 1924 - 11 July 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Saturday morning.  Claudia Hudson Kniesche, widow of   Earnest Kniesche (02 Mar 1923 - 02 Dec 2012), passed away at home in Newport News on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the age of 89.  She was the mother of Joan Kniesche Saunders ('65) and Robert Kniesche; the mother-in-law of Charlotte _____ Kniesche; the aunt of    Milton Nunnally ('66 / '67) of VA, Lana Nunnally ('69), and Fred Nunnally; and the aunt-in-law of    Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA and Patti _____ Nunnally.

From the Daily Press - 07/13/13: 

                 Claudia Hudson Kniesche



NEWPORT NEWS - Claudia Hudson Kniesche, 89, born in Richmond, Virginia on January 3, 1924, passed away at home the afternoon of Thursday, July 11, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 70 years, Earnest.

She is survived by her sister and best friend Marian Nunnally, her children Joan Saunders and Robert Kniesche (Charlotte); her niece Lana Nunnally (Larry); nephews Milton Nunnally ( Elizabeth) and Fred Nunnally (Patti); as well as granddaughters, Kimberly and Christine Saunders (Peter); her great-granddaughter Blair Riddle (Brigham); and great-great-grandsons, Jesse, Logan, and Alexander Riddle. 

She will be greatly missed.

Thank you to Dr. Deborah Remchuk and Heartland Hospice.





The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Scott Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 327 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606, or Animal Aid Society, 80 Butler Farm Road, Hampton VA 23666.. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 13, 2013.

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July 13, 2013

To Robert and family, so sorry to hear of this sad news.

~ Sandra and Richard Smith, Williamsburg, Virginia

July 13, 2013

You and Earnest had wonderful personalities and passed this trait to your fabulous kids. May God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.

~ Unsigned

July 13, 2013
I remember fondly attending Briarfield Elementary with Joan. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

July 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. So may generations of your family and all so close. My prayers are for Grandma and the whole family.

~ Tammy Mangum, Newport News, Virginia

July 13, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
May your faith bring you comfort.

~ Sandra and Joe Bouton

July 13, 2013
Hello Robert,
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing, and hope you and your family find great comfort in the memories you will always hold in your heart.

With deepest sympathy,

~ Rita B. Warren

July 13, 2013
My condolences to the family of Claudia Hudson Kniesche, in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. with SYMPATHY

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Kniesche's family and  friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Text by Martin Janus (1832-1909), 1661
English version (which does not correspond to the original German) probably by Robert S. Bridges (1844-1930)
Music by Johann Schop (@1590-1667)
Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach (31 Mar 1685 – 28 July 1750), 1723

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

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