KNOP, M. Ruth 1929 - 2015
KNOP, CORNFORD, MILLER, LIVINGSTON, MELTON, HISCOCKS, HILL, MISSMAN, LESLIE, LUNDBERG, PIPER, KILE, ANDERSON
Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 10/3/2017 at 23:32:57
M. Ruth Knop, 86 of Clear Lake, went to be with her Lord, Jesus on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2405 260th St, Garner, with Pastor Carl Hedberg officiating. Burial will be Tuesday morning, processing at 9:00 a.m. to Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, from Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2015, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel.
Family suggests memorial contributions to the M. Ruth Knop Memorial Fund.
Ruth was born June 23, 1929, the daughter of Rev. Elton M. and Lola Mae (Cornford) Miller in Des Moines. She married Harold Frank Knop on June 25, 1947, at the E.U.B. Church, Ventura. They shared over 57 years of marriage before his passing October 22, 2004.
A graduate of Ventura High School, Ruth attended York College. She had various secretarial jobs at Sears, Ventura State Bank, and Iowa Mold and Tool handling payroll. She was also very active at home helping raise four children and farming with Harold for over 40 years.
Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Garner, volunteered at Opportunity Village Store and Wycliff Translators, and enjoyed being a member of the Aquabells. She enjoyed traveling for 20 years with Harold to their winter home in Florida, and visiting Canada and Alaska; even after his passing she fulfilled a dream of traveling to Europe, visiting Italy, Portugal, and Rome. She continued traveling to various sites in the United States and Canada with friends. She also was an avid Bridge player, loved cooking and preparing meals, and paying for meals once she was unable to cook. She loved the Lord and being a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and cherished all the time she spent with her family.
Ruth is survived by a daughter, Julie (Steve) Livingston of Clear Lake, their son Ben (Traci) Livingston of Omaha, NE, and their children, Jacob, Noah, and Drew; a son, Greg (Carolyn) Knop of Nevada, IA, their children, Chad (Brooke) Knop of Nevada and their children, Cade, Jax, Bianca, and Dekker, and Jenny (Brad) Melton of Nevada and their children, Bailey and Gavin; a daughter, Denise (Kerry) Hiscocks of Ventura, their children, Ryan (Brandi) Hiscocks of Britt and their children, Riley, Parker and Brinley, Emily (Lanse) Hill of Clear Lake and their children, Aspen and Ruger, and Erin (Josh) Missman of Algona and their daughter, Ellie; and a daughter, Karen (Jim) Leslie of Maple Grove, MN, their children Michael (Ashley) Leslie of Brooklyn Park, MN, and baby Leslie due in February 2016, and Kelly (James) Lundberg of Minneapolis; and five siblings, Elizabeth Piper, Robert Miller, William Miller, Paul Miller, and Nancy Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Cheryl Knop; and five siblings, Leland Miller, Richard Miller, Beverly Kile, Elton Miller, Jr, and Elaine Miller.
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