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Margaret "Peggy" Knapp

February 10, 1928 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 92)


Margaret I. "Peggy" Knapp, age 92, died Monday, June 15, 2020 at Ohio Health Hospital in Mansfield.

Born February 10, 1928 in Shelby to Harry & Irene (Brinkerhoff) Brown, she had been a lifelong Shelby resident residing at Crestwood Care Center for the last four years.

Peggy was a 1946 graduate of Shelby High School. She had been employed with the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company during the late 1940's. The focus of her life was her family. She was a devoted homemaker to her children and her husband Howard, a role she thoroughly enjoyed. Peggy was especially caring to the needs of her daughter Anne, who lived with her. She collected and composed over 50 scrapbooks and photo albums of her family.

She was an active member of the United Church of Christ where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Her church family was a very important part of her life.  She was a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Peggy loved music, especially Broadway musicals and productions. She played the piano at home.

Peggy liked games. She watched and played Jeopardy nightly and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She always looked forward to her weekly Scrabble games with her friend Ruth. Peggy hosted an annual Trivial Pursuit Party for her family and friends. Peggy’s team was almost always the game winner. She had a great mind for remembering history and events of the past.

Peggy enjoyed vacationing in Michigan where she and her family had visited annually for over 70 years. The family always visited lakes where swimming, boating, fishing, and outdoor camp fires where the central meeting place. 

She is survived by four sons, Howard Knapp and fiancé Kathie Wildman of Shelby, Jeff (Connie) Knapp of Shelby, Steve Knapp of Mansfield and Andy (Jonelle) Knapp of
Hilliard; one daughter, Anne Knapp of Mansfield; seven grandchildren Lindsey Knapp, Ben Knapp, Jon Knapp, Cara (Zach) O'Conner, Heath Knapp, Jessica (Azariah) Kutz and Eric (Katie) Knapp; and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years,  Howard H. Knapp in 1990 and her younger brother, David Brown in 1970.

Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4:00- 6:00PM. Private family funeral services will be held Saturday with Rev. James Robinson officiating. Interment will be held in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ at 23 Church Street, Shelby, OH 44875.


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June 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N. Gamble Street
Shelby, OH 44875


First United Church of Christ
23 Church Street, Shelby OH 44875

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