Mary E. Knepp

Mary E. Knepp, 92, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

She was born July 15, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Chessaro and Louise Ortense Bologna.  She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1939.

On January 31, 1949 in Lewistown, PA, she married Edward L. Knepp, who preceded her in death on March 8, 1956.

She is survived by two children, Kenneth E. (Donna) Knepp of Kersey and Kathleen Knepp (David) Daileda of Springfield, VA; five grandchildren, Michael Knepp, Joshua Knepp, Angela Knepp, Colin Daileda and Kyle Daileda; and three great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Bologna; and four sisters, Betty Salvatore, Mildred Nicolo, Josephine Allison and Louise Mattiuz.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mary led a remarkable life having served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving the WWII Victory Medal as well as the American Service Medal.  She loved to travel, visiting many of the lower 48 states during her life and living in Hollywood, California with her young family for a number of years.  She was fortunate enough to travel to Mexico, Canada, Italy, England, and finally realized her dream of visiting Ireland in 2007.  She also loved to dance.   Mary was an incredible baker and if you were lucky, you were the recipient of one of her banana breads, undeniably the best recipe ever!

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

PAULINE HOUSLER October 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL. SORRY THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICES FOR YOUR MOM.

Frankie, Brenda, Lisa Nicolo and little Frankie October 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

TO THE FAMILY OF MY DEAR AUNT MARY, WHO I LOVED VERY MUCH AND GOT TO SPEND SOME TREASURED TIME WITH HER A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO BEFORE HER PASSING. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
LOVE, FRANKIE NICOLO

Al and Julie Fricke October 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

We are so sorry for the family’s loss. We know how difficult it is to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the time of sorrow.

Kathy Compton November 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Kathy,
Your friends at AIA are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and hope you find peace in the coming days and weeks. Our deepest sympathies to you.

Steve & Marilyn Marconi November 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

Mary always brightened our lives and she will missed. I am sure she enjoying her time with God and interceding for us.
May God bless all of your family in this difficult time.

Steve & Marilyn

Frank & Helen Herzing November 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Kenny,
You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

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