Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church Patricia “Pat” M. Knaust passed away on July 1, 2019 at the age of 88. She is survived by her husband Vincent Knaust of Josephville, Missouri; She is survived by her five sons, Vincent (Wendy) Knaust Jr. of St. Peters, MO, Joseph (Margaret) Knaust of Lake Saint Louis, MO, James (Cindy) Knaust of Josephville, MO, Rich (Denise) Knaust of Moscow Mills, MO, John (Julie) Knaust of Foristell, MO; two daughters, Marianne (Kevin) Wilmes of Troy, MO, Jackie (Shaun Burke) Knaust of Corsica, PA; 31 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;  She is preceded in death by her father, James A. O’Neill, Sr., mother, Mary A. O’Neill, brother and sister-in-law, James A. and Betty O’Neill, Jr., sister, Gertrude O’Neill, god-daughter, Patricia A. Meier (Orf).  

Patricia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a past member of Assumption Church in O’Fallon, Missouri.  She adored her family and enjoyed spending time with them; they especially loved spending the holidays together.  Patricia also loved making quilts, praying the rosary, playing cards and traveling. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service was held July 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Josephville, with interment in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.

Donations may be made for Masses at St. Joseph Church, Josephville, Missouri in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385.

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