Clara (Knower) Nesmith
Clara (Knower) Nesmith 84, passed away February 21, 2020. She was born July 8, 1935 to Lloyd andCaroline Knower (Bymers). She attended New Amsterdam school and graduated from Holmen highschool. She attended nurses training in Eau Claire and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. In the 60’s andearly 70’s she was a missionary in the jungle in Peru where she used her nursing and religious training.
She married David Nesmith in 1972 and moved to California. They lived in CA, IL, AZ, CO, and OR workingfor different missions until Dave’s death in 2006. She then moved back to Holmen to be by family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Beverly, and brothers Leonard and Wilburand sister -in-law Marjorie. She is survived by sister-in-law Barb Knower of Henderson, NV, nephewsJames (Sandy) Knower, Edward (Renee Hoff), Michael (Kari) Knower and Donald Knower all of Holmen
and James (Glenda) Knower of Georgetown, KY and Lloyd (Brook) Knower of Denver, CO. She has 13great nephews and nieces and 10 great-great nephews and nieces.
Funeral service will be Saturday, February 29, 2020 at New Amsterdam Presbyterian church at 11 amofficiated by Alan Hanson. Visitation will be at the church from 10 until time of service. Luncheon willfollow after the service in the church basement. Burial will be at Green Mound Cemetery at a later date.Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.