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Eileen R. Knapp

December 19, 1928 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

MORTON - Eileen Rose Knapp, 91, of Morton, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 23, 2020, surrounded by her devoted husband of over 70 years, Bill, and her three loving daughters at her home.
Eileen was born December 19, 1928, to Albert and Rosina (Paternoster) Stetzler. She married William J. Knapp on October 9, 1949. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Surviving are her husband, Bill of Morton; three daughters, Carol (Bob) Beyer of Pekin, Diane (Mike) Wurmnest of Deer Creek and Vicki Bennett of Morton; seven grandchildren, Lindsay Shawver, Austin (Jessica) Beyer, Chad (Emily) Wurmnest, Kyle (Jaime) Wurmnest, Jenna (Jake) Nicholson, Tyler Bennett, and Parker Bennett; ten great grandchildren, Ciara (Caleb) Mooberry, Colin Beyer, Carter Baldes, Cynthia Beyer, Roman Berry, Jack and Lucy Wurmnest, Garrett and Gavin Wurmnest and Kimber Nicholson; one sister, Helen Zobrist and one sister-in-law, Lois Stetzler.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Manuel, William and Arthur Stetzler; three sisters, Hannah Mooberry, Margaret Pflederer and Caroline Schlachter.
Eileen attended Brown's Business School and worked at the Peoria Commercial National Bank. She was a bookkeeper for their family masonry business. Eileen was also an election judge for Morton Township for many years.
She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Eileen enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, spades and euchre. She taught her girls how to cook, bake and sew. She made the best homemade pies and stuffed old hens!
Eileen and Bill made great memories traveling the countryside in their camper with their family and many bus trips and cruises with their friends. She looked forward to helping count money at the Morton United Methodist Church Bible School.
Eileen was a member of the Morton United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020, with Pastor Gary L. Feldman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 28, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at the church. Burial will be at Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to Morton United Methodist Church, St. Jude Runners' Association or Shriners Hospital for Children - Chicago.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.

Visitation

FEB 28. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.
Morton, IL

Visitation

FEB 29. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CST)

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.
Morton, IL

Funeral Service

FEB 29. 10:00 AM (CST)

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.
Morton, IL

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