Fillmore --- Keith M. Knibloe of 5613 County Road 4 died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Olean General Hospital. He was born on January 5, 1925 in the Town of Granger, a son of the late Donald and Beula Mills Knibloe. On April 2, 1947 on Dutch Hill he married Grace M. Talbott who predeceased him on September 6, 2017.
Keith was a graduate of Fillmore Central School, class of 1944. He was a member of the former Hume United Methodist Church, now Friends in Christ United Methodist Church.
Keith was a lifelong Dairy farmer, worked on the railroad during nights, was on the Granger Town Board and later served as the Justice of the Peace where he performed one wedding. He also belonged to the Dairyman’s League, the Holstein Friesian Association, the USDA-FSA, the History Club and the 50 plus Fillmore Central School reunion.
He loved to hunt, wood work, travel, which included cruises and train trips, crewing and riding on the Knibloe balloon, Monday night poker with friends and collected railroad memorabilia including signs and several cabooses.
Surviving is a son, Douglas (Maribeth) Knibloe of Fillmore, four granddaughters, Stacey Knibloe of Lancaster, Jennifer Knibloe (Josh Gross) of Rushville, Marianne Knibloe (Robert Whisker) of Lancaster, Melissa (Jon) Saulter of Rushford, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, Paul (Marie) Knibloe of Hamburg and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by a brother, Wells Knibloe, a sister, Elaine Trott and a daughter in law, Jill Knibloe.
Family and friends may gather from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore where funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Roger Talbott, Keith’s nephew, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore.
Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Rescue Squad Box 238 Fillmore, N.Y. 14735 or Short Tract Fire Department, 10363 Co. Rd. 15 Fillmore, N.Y. 14735.