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Funeral Ceremony: 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Flora Community of Christ Church
Interment: Brush Creek Cemetery
Visitation: 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church
Jane Ann Knapp, age 87, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Sunday night, January 1, 2023, at her home.
She was born February 26, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Noah Bryan and Mary Elizabeth (Masden) Johnston. She was united in marriage to Bill Knapp on June 20, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and together they shared 58 wedding anniversaries until his death August 29, 2012.
Jane was a homemaker. She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, and reading. A member locally of the Flora Community of Christ Church, she was active over the years as a District Women’s Leader and through serving as an Evangelist in the Priesthood. She was a representative for Outreach International and her support of the Brush Creek Youth Camp Community spanned many decades.
She is survived by her children: Charles Bryan (Kay) Knapp of Xenia, Elizabeth Ann (Rick) Forth of Xenia, and Paul Andrew (Linda) Knapp of Xenia; grandchildren: Bryan (Ashley) Knapp of Louisville, Cami (Adam) Cochran of Nashville, Tennessee, Nick (Taylor) Knapp of Marion, Hannah (Logan) Erbacher of Flora, Adam (Kendal) Forth of Bumpus Mills, Tennessee, Andrew (Emma) Forth of Xenia, Allison (Tyler) Price of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Anna (Joe) Mickelson of Lamoni, Iowa, Abe (Katelynn) Forth of Nashville, Kate (Mitch) Fairley of Quincy, Andrea (Aaron) Hill of Canton, Missouri, Paul (Natalie) Knapp of Marion, and Ben Knapp of Los Angeles, California; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son: William Johnston Knapp; and a great-granddaughter: Carly Elizabeth Knapp.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Flora Community of Christ Church with Mike Knapp officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to Brush Creek Campground or Outreach International and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Aunt Jane always smiled and made you glad to be in her presence. She was an enthusiastic and encouraging person to many. She was a great person to have in my life. Thanks for your love, Aunt Jane.
We are very sorry for your loss we both enjoyed visiting with your mother over the years.
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your sweet mother. I'll always remember her accompanying me when I played clarinet solos. She was always so very kind!
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the Family and friend's.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and mother I am sure. Our prayers for all of you
Sorry for your loss. Jane was a wonderful lady and will be missed. May God’s comfort and peace be with the family
Sending our condolences to the family. Jane was a very special person.
Chuck, Andy, Elizabeth and Families: We are sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She was a lovely person whom we always enjoyed visiting with at basketball games. She will be missed by all who knew her and this loss will weigh heavily on you and her church family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. RIP Jane❤️
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Jane was a lovely lady and will certainly be missed by those who loved her. Our sympathy to the family..
So very sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so fun & pleasant to be around…((HUGS))
We grieve for your loss and the hole that it leaves. May God comfort you until the Great Reunion.
We are so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻
Prayers for the family. Jane was a sweet Lady always thinking of other. Lady of Wisdom & kindness.
Jane was a fun lady and always so kind to me. Sending a hug and my prayers for comfort to the Knapp family.
Jane was always kind A sweet woman. Over the years have ways loved Jane's heart. She will be missed.
Sorry to hear this. She was always an interesting, pleasant lady to chat with.
What a privilege to have been a friend of Jane Knapp, a matriarch whom we greatly respected! We always enjoyed seeing her and we will miss her! We extend our sincere sympathy!
So very sorry to hear of Janes passing. Loved her Attitude towards life. What a great lady.
Jane was a very strong Christian. We worked a few retreats at Brush Creek Campground and she was a joy to work with. I remember her sharing her testimonies during the prayer services at Brush Creek and what a great witness she was. Jane will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss. Jane was a wonderful, fun loving lady. She was an inspiration to many and will be missed by all.
We are sorry for your loss. Jane was an inspiration to all of us. We have many memories of our time together at the Brush Creek Reunion. She was a lot of fun to be around and was a blessing to many people.
A cousin-in-law through Bill, Jane was a friend to all. We used to get with all four kid cousins at their home west of Xenia, or at our place in Flora. Jane and our mom, Priscilla Henson, were close friends. Jane continues on in sweet memory.
Jane left such a beautiful legacy. She will always be remembered fondly. I will be praying for Jane’s family and loved ones as they grieve. May you find comfort in all the memories and the light and love she leaves behind.
Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to all the family!
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all the family
May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
I am so sorry for your loss, my Prayers are with the family. What a blessing it was to get go know Jane while I worked at Xenia School, she was a woman of faith and loved her family. God's comfort be with the Knapp family.🙏
So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother!
If I had one word to describe Jane it would be “delightful”. The one thing I always looked forward to when I saw her was her laugh…she would always joke about something and give that well known laugh of her. Truly a sweet lady who always let you know where she stood. I’m sure she will have everyone lined out and in order in her eternal home. Prayers of comfort and peace to all of you.
Jane's faith and love for God was very evident and inspirational. It always amazed me when she would say that she was ready to go and leave this earthly world, as she knew better things were awaiting her. Thanks for the impact you and your family have made on my family.
Jane Knapp was an inspiration to many young people. She was a great speaker. She encouraged me through the years.
During our semi-regular jaunts to Heritage Woods, to visit cousin Mabel Hufhines and dear friend Marva Moore, Jane Ann would accompany us. We learned a lot about Jane Ann on the drive over. Her preference for white flowers, her love of trees and how much she missed the love of her life, Bill. Our time at Heritage Woods with her provided prayers and much laughter. One visit had all of us laughing so hard we were crying and holding our sides. Precious memories. Jane Ann is happy now because she is reunited with Bill.
Sending love and prayers to all of you. What a wonderful kind woman she was. I will always remember her pocket full of a lil something to hand out at the sporting events. Lol I just loved that woman.
Jane taught me many things about the Lord! She was a great leader and friend! I am honord to have had her in my life for many years! My deepest condolences to the family!
Our sympathy to the entire Knapp family on Jane's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Jane was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed talking with her.
Jane was an awesome lady. She will be missed. May God help you at this times. A friend always prayers for her family and friends at this .
Chuck, Andy, Elizabeth and families, I'm so sorry to see that your beautiful Mother had passed away. I've known your Mom my whole life, and every memory I have of her is a blessing. She was a joy to know, always sweet, funny and as beautiful inside as she was on the outside. But may it grant you comfort knowing she's now in heaven with Jesus, rejoicing with your Dad, Bill Jr., and lending her beautiful voice to the rest of the angels in God's heavenly choir. I'm sure of it.
We have so many fond memories of Jane and the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Always enjoyed going to her house with Susan...Also fond memories of her at school in Xenia. Continued prayers for your family.
Prayers for your family.
We would like to say Jane you have prepared your self for this moment all of you life. May God welcome you home with open arms. May all of Jane's family be blessed and at peace in Jesus name Amen!
So sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Our prayers for all the family for peace.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. She was a beautiful lady.
Thoughts and prayers for all of the family!
So sorry for your Mother passing. I always looked at her as a very classy lady. Gods grace and comfort to you all.
So sorry for your loss and she was a sweet lady. We enjoyed visiting with her and Bill. She will be greatly missed. Hugs
So sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. She was one of the kindest people that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Talking to her at ball games or when I was at work at Walmart she always had a kind word to brighten my day.
I loved her from the moment I met her. So kind and loving to me and everyone she ever met. Such a genuine soul.
So sorry for your loss, prayers for her family!!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jane was a sweet lady and always kind to me. I loved to hear her sing when she came in the store.
Chuck, Elizabeth, Andy and families. Jane was a beautiful soul. I always admired her faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and her wisdom. You are very fortunate that God gave her to you to be your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sending prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.
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