Edith W. Knowlton, 81, died Monday Dec. 13, 2010, at the Maine Veterans Home.

She was born in Readfield, April 15, 1929, a daughter of Chester and Violet (Piper) Weymouth.

Edith married Adrian Knowlton Dec. 24, 1947, and together they traveled all over the world to the many places where Adrian worked. Edith took great pleasure in feeding friends and family from recipes collected across the years and the world.

Mrs. Knowlton was predeceased by her husband, Adrian Knowlton; a son, Randy Knowlton; a brother, Chester Weymouth, and a sister, Mary White.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Knowlton and his wife, Marilyn, of Searsport, Brian Knowlton and his wife, Akiko, of Dameron, Md., and Paul Knowlton and his wife, Linda, of Marysville, Wash.; two daughters, Kathleen Bosse and her husband, Mark, of Augusta and Karen Bailey, of Winthrop; four brothers, Norman Weymouth and his wife, Adelaide, of West Gardiner, Richard Weymouth, of Rockwood, Leland Weymouth and his wife, Alice, of West Gardiner, and Maynard Weymouth and his wife, Tina, of Enfield; two sisters, Betty Beckim, of Farmingdale and Retha Watson and her husband, Don, of Industry; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced in the spring. Memorial donations in Edith’s name may be made to Health Reach Hospice, c/o MaineGeneral Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828 or the North American Bluebird Society, P.O. Box 7844, Bloomington, IN 47407.

Arrangements are with Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and condolences may be left for the family at khrfuneralhomes.com.