Lenox Time Table
Thursday January 25, 1968
OBITUARY ~ CORAL S. KNAPP
Coral S. Knapp, 56, of Sharpsburg, died Friday, January 12th at the Veterans
hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was well known in the Sharpsburg Community,
where he had lived since 1935.
Mr. Knapp, son of S. I. and Alice Brower Knapp, was born June 23, 1911 near
Vona, Colorado in Kit Carson County. He lived with his parents on a ranch they
homesteaded in Colorado until the family moved to Dundy County, Nebraska where
he grew to manhood and graduated from the Benkelman, Nebr. high school.
When arriving in Sharpsburg, he went to work for the Blair Produce, a business
he later was to operate for himself.
On Dec. 4, 1938, he was united in marriage to Verle McMahill at Maryville,
Mo., and to them one daughter, Karole Jeanne was born to bless their home.
He was inducted into the US Army on Dec. 8, 1942 and served in the European
Theater of Operations, being discharged Nov. 4, 1945.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Rollo S. Knapp and an
infant sister, Sylvia. Left to cherish memories of his good life are his wife,
Verle and daughter, Karole Jeanne of Bleesfield, Michigan.
One sister, Mrs. Robert Blair of Sharpsburg, two brothers, Eljus Knapp of
Arvado, Colo., and Merril Knapp of McCook, Nebr., plus other relatives and
friends also mourn his loss.
Mr. Knapp joined the Presbyterian Church in Champion, Nebr., in his youth. He
was a sincere friend and a kind and loving husband and father and will be
greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church at Sharpsburg, Iowa
January 15th. Military honors were given be Gravity American Legion Post No.
Bearers were Douglas Boyer of Newton, Iowa, Glen Mullin, Clearfield, Iowa,
Richard Chitty, Akron, Ohio, Steven Sweeney, Lenox, Iowa, Richard Gold,
Council Bluffs and Allan Ratliff, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Burial was in the Clearfield cemetery.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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