Tamara Diane (McDowell) Knisley, 53, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 28, 1960 to Orville and Patricia (Poe) McDowell in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She married Rick Knisley on May 29, 2009. He survives of the home.
Tamara proudly served in the United States Navy and was involved with Operation Desert Storm.
She was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.
Mrs. Knisley was preceded in death by her parents.
Additional Survivors: sons, Michael Ruiz and Tyler Ruiz; daughter, Jamie Knisley, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; and granddaughter, Kaylea Knisley.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Parkl Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Thursday.