Louise H. Knust, cookbook author, dies

She had worked at Hutzler's and Stewart's department stores

December 03, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Louise H. Knust, a former fashion illustrator and a cookbook author, died Nov. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fall. She was 83.

Born Louise Hazelhurst, the daughter of an import-exporter and a homemaker, she was raised in Bolton Hill.

She attended Notre Dame Preparatory School and graduated in the late 1940s from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Earlier in her career, she had worked as a fashion illustrator in New York City before returning to Baltimore and working for Hutzler's and Stewart's department stores.

After her marriage to Karl Barnes Knust Jr. in the early 1950s, the couple lived in Charlottesville, Va., Baltimore and then Talbot County. The marriage later ended in divorce.

While living in Talbot County, Mrs. Knust, who was an accomplished cook, was a co-author of "Flea Market Cookbook."

Mrs. Knust later lived in Sarasota, Fla., before moving to her daughter's home in Glen Arm. For the past three months, she had been living at the Pickersgill retirement community in Towson.

She was a world traveler and an avid bridge player. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Pickersgill, 615 Chestnut Ave.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Hazelhurst Knust of Glen Arm.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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