Jean Knowlton


December 21, 2023

Jean Ethel (Menhusen) Knowlton was born Aug. 1, 1923. She was the oldest of four children born to Theodore and Bessie Ethel (Snyder) Menhusen at Jewell, Kansas.

Jean went to Jewell Public Schools and grad- uated from Jewell High School. She worked at the Jewell Elevator, Jewell County ASCS office, and McCarthy Hardware.

Jean met the love of her life, Albert Clinton Knowlton, and they married Dec. 26, 1943. They spent their honeymoon in Kansas City, Kansas, where they bought their first car. They had been wed 58 years when Albert died in 2002.

Jean was a homemaker and farm wife. Born to this un...

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