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Jane Knippel

Jane Knippel

Doris Jane Knippel, 91, of Marissa, IL, born November 24, 1929 in Marissa, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.  She was a homemaker.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Willard A. Knippel on March 4, 1996.  They were high school sweethearts and were married on December 23, 1947.  She was preceded in death by her parents Tyler and Beulah (Lemmon) Keith also.

Surviving are her children; Bill (Darlene) Knippel and Susie (Roger) Patton, grandchildren; Brad (Keri) Patton and Stacy (Brent) Kruse and great granddaughters; Jayci Kruse and Dakota and Abby Patton.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Wednesday night Joy Kids activity fund.

Funeral: private graveside services will be observed.

Hel-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Jennifer Smith Starnes says:

    Darlene, Bill and Susie, Roger

    I’m sorry to hear the news of your mother’s passing. It seems time passes and family members grow apart; however, memories are still shared. Your mother was an important person in my mother’s life. Thinking of all of you…

    RIP Jane

  2. Kenny Benedict says:

    Bill, Darlene, Susie and Roger,
    I know we haven’t stayed in touch in years but I will never forget all the big family get togethers when all your Mom’s and my grandma’s brothers and sisters were alive. Oh the memories! You have our deepest sympathies. I pray God will give you all the strength to get through this time of grief. If you are ever in Sesser stop in at the Brewed on Broadway coffee shop and we’ll visit.
    Kenny and Rebecca Benedict

  3. Butch and Rosann Amann says:

    Sympathy and prayers to Jane’s family.

  4. Beth Strong says:

    Janie convinced me to go out with the old church ladies one day. I adored her so much. Always a hug. Thank you Janie for welcoming me with all my imperfections.

  5. Charlie and Elaine Heyl says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She and I shared so many things over the years (neighbors bowling bridge church Sunday school class and too many more to mention. She is in a better place and at peace but will be missed. Sympathy from Charlie and Elaine

  6. Don and Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Bill and Susie,
    We send you our sympathy and pray God to grant your mother His blessed and peaceful rest.

    • Nanette Campbell says:

      Prayers for Jane’s family. Thank you for sharing her with the First Baptist Church family. We will miss her greatly. She is my role model. I will always remember her kind smile and willingness to serve God. ❤️

  7. Diane and Dennis Kinzel says:

    Darlene and Bill and Susie and Roger — We were very sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She was always a sweet person to me. Bless you all.

  8. Sherri Wildt says:

    Our sympathy to all the family. May memories of years gone by bring comfort in the coming years. Ken and Sherri

  9. Sugar says:

    Bill, Darlene, Susie and Roger,

    Carol texted me and told me your mom was in the hospital, I’m so sorry that she didn’t make it back home. It’s so hard to loose a parent. Your mom was such a fun person to be around and I know you will miss her greatly. I pray that you will all be comforted by The Lord and by your wonderful memories of a wonderful woman and mom.

  10. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. May she rest in God’s Presence.

  11. Pamela Sinn-Hargan says:

    Bill and Susie I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Jane and Mom were such good friends. They are probably already playing a round of golf together with their ladies league!! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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