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Erma E. (Dow) Knox

HAVERHILL: Erma E. (Dow) Knox, 93, passed away on March 29, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley with family members present. Mrs. Knox was the wife of the late Ghernot L. Knox.

Born in Mapleton, ME on September 8, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Elizabeth (Carter) Dow.

Erma was educated in Maine, and received her teaching certificate from Aroostook State Normal School, Class of 1943. She began a meaningful twenty years career as an elementary school teacher in various communities including Haverhill, MA and Londonderry, NH. Erma was an active 72 year member of the First Baptist Church in Haverhill, serving in the Sunday School Dept., Nursery, Christian Education Committee, Mary Martha Group, and was elected Mother of the Year in 1959. She was a member of the Women’s City Club of Haverhill and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Haverhill YMCA. Erma and her husband were one of the founding members of the OTSAGO tribe on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Erma is survived by her children; Linda and her husband Rev. Dr. Howard W. Lawrence of Haverhill, Pamela and her husband Steven Irving of Newburyport, Sandra and her husband Phillip Comeau of Newburyport, Gary Knox and his wife Louise of Hampstead; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Interment to follow at Linwood Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Donations in Erma’s name may be made to

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