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Helen Knapp

August 14, 1922 — January 11, 2016

Roanoke - Helen E. Knapp, 93, of Roanoke, IL passed away at 3:00 am on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
She was born on August 14, 1922 in Hurley, South Dakota a daughter of Silas and Mary Metz Leuthold. She married Maurice D. Knapp on January 24, 1943 in Eureka, IL. He passed away on May 23, 1990.
Surviving is one daughter, Barbara (Dave) Rankin of Eureka, IL; daughter-in-law, Carol Knapp of Eureka, IL; two sisters, Marie Menold of Princeville, IL; Laura Leuthold of Melbourne, FL; seven grandchildren, Matthew Rankin, Robert (Nikki) Rankin, Shellie Julien, Krista (Chad) Hancock, Gini (Cory) Gerber, Danny Knapp, Mary Beth (Brian) Banwart, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dave; two brothers, Arthur and John Leuthold; three sisters, Evelyn Stickling, Vivian Leuthold, and Martha Kieser.
Helen enjoyed helping her husband with his woodworking by putting the finishing touches on his projects, especially the clocks he was known for. She also enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, reading, sewing, and taking walks. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her husband, and volunteering at the Et Cetera Shop in Eureka.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke for the loving care that Helen received there.
She was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, January 15, 2016. Church Ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Thursday evening at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 14. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561


JAN 15. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

Funeral Services

JAN 15. 10:00 AM (CST)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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