Stanley Ellis Knowles, 93, of Medford, Ore., passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Rogue Valley Medical Center, from complications of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He was born October 2, 1917, in International Falls, Minn., to David and Mamie Knowles.

Stanley was raised by his father in Ingraham, Ill., from age two. His mother passed away in the influenza pandemic in 1918, after the birth of his brother, Robert. His teen years were spent in Waukon, Iowa, and he graduated from Iowa State University.

Stanley married Norma Herman on September 9, 1939, in Waukon, Iowa. They had two sons, Dennis and Gary. They lived in Chillicothe, Ohio, for over 60 years, working for Mead Paper in the research division. He enjoyed square dancing, long road trips, and camping with friends.

Stanley was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma, in 1986.

Memorial plans are pending.