Doris E. Knabe
Doris E. Knabe
  • November 18, 1926 - April 26, 2017
  • Independence, Missouri

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Doris E. Knabe, 90, passed away April 26, 2017. Doris was born November 18, 1926 in Kansas City; MO. Doris married William E. Knabe on March 30, 1943. He preceded her in death July 14, 1990. Blessed with 3 sons in 5 years, they liked to say “they grew up with their boys”. Doris and Bill moved to Raytown in 1959. They loved living in Raytown, spending time with their boys, wives and especially grand kids and great grandkids. The family loved going to the lake where Doris taught several of the kids how to ski and she always tried to out fish everybody. After a day on the lake she would want to play a few games of Yahtzee until she was able to take everybody’s money! Christmas was one of Doris’s favorite holidays. She loved to decorate and buy everyone their special gift. This was her joy. Doris was always stern with a heart full of love and would always sum up a bad situation with “That’s BS”. In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Donald Knabe. She is survived by sons, Gary L. Knabe and wife Loretta and Steve Knabe and wife Peggy, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Crossroads Hospice, 14310 E. 42nd St South Unit 600, Independence MO, 64055. Arr; Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133. Online condolences may be left at