In Memoriam : Karen Knepp

Karen Knepp Karen Lee Knepp - age: 66
(January 05, 1953 to April 18, 2019 )
Resident of Christopher, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Mrs. Knepp's wishes were to be cremated with no public services.

Karen Lee Knepp, age 66, of Christopher, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Benton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Knepp’s wishes were to be cremated, with no public services.

Cremation arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Karen was born on January 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Daniel O’Connell and Margaret (Sweeney) O’Connell. She married Donald Knepp in December 1978, and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2010.

Mrs. Knepp was a homemaker and a former service desk attendant at a grocery store.

She enjoyed watching television, talking on the phone to her friends and family, and she loved her dog Susie Q.

Karen is survived by her children: Melissa Golec and husband Richard of Buckner, Rhonda Knepp-McCrumb of Finleyville, PA, Donald Knepp, Jr. of Bigler, PA, James Knepp and wife Crystal of East Liverpool, OH, Jennifer Rose-Harper, Michelle Knepp and William Knepp all of Pennsylvania; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers: Daniel O’Connell and wife Nancy of Pennsylvania, Robert O’Connell and wife Linda of New Port Richey, FL, John O’Connell and partner Kathy of St. Petersburg, FL, James O’Connell and wife Sherri of Clearwater, FL; a sister Patricia Richard and husband David of Pikeville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 children: Yvonne Knepp and Christopher Knepp; a granddaughter Marissa Yohe; and a brother Eugene O’Connell.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Melynda Stouffer - April 18, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
Susie Q and I will miss you very much!! Love you!