Geneva Louise (Knifley) Spires

August 8, 1928 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 91)


Geneva Louise Knifley Spires, 91, of Columbia, KY died Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Hospice House of Southern KY in Bowling Green, KY.  Born in Knifley, KY she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Hallie Chelf Knifley.  Mrs. Spires married the late Robert Spires on August 23, 1946.

Louise was a member of the Columbia Christian Church and former owner and operator of the Country Corner Store and formerly worked with the Lake Cumberland Head Start.  She was known for her delicious cooking and loved reading and sewing.

Survivors include four children Gayle Blair of Columbia, KY, Robert Spires (Susan) of Murfreesboro, TN, Nancy Norris (Bailey) of Bowling Green, KY and Carla Hargus (Jeff) of Lexington, KY; 8 grandchildren Bryan Blair, Barry Blair, Robert Spires, James Spires, Rachel Norris, Reed Norris, Grant Hargus and Hallie Hargus and 5 great grandchildren Cassidy, Caylie, Charlotte, George and Helen Blair.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Ivan Knifley and his wife Yvonne and a son-in-law Fred Blair.

Funeral services will be 12:00pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 3:30-8:00pm at the funeral home and continue on Saturday morning until time for the service.

Jeff Hargus will be officiating and pallbearers will be Bryan Blair, Barry Blair, Robert Spires, Reed Norris, Randy Quinn and Keven Spires.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Spires and Grant Hargus.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Adair County Public Library and can be left at the funeral home.

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February 28, 2020

3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
210 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

Funeral Service
February 29, 2020

12:00 PM
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
210 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

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