Joann Patricia Knappenberger
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Joann Patricia Knappenberger
  • August 18, 1936 - September 3, 2017
  • Arizona

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Joann Patricia Knappenberger was born August 18, 1936 to Clyde and Bessie Knappenberger of Canton, Ohio, and passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Avista Nursing Facility with Compassionate Care Hospice of Phoenix, Arizona.
Joann received the Lord Jesus Christ approximately 5 years ago and was baptized at Brand New Church in Phoenix, Arizona under Pastor Leon Sikes.
When healthy, Joann enjoyed crocheting, collecting recipes, making home cooked meals, and caring for dogs.
Joann was preceded in passing by her husband, George Smitley; and three brothers, Harold, Gilbert, and Ronnie Knappenberger.
Joann leaves to mourn one brother, Richard Knappenberger of North Brunswick, New Jersey; four daughters, Roxann (Obie) Jenkins of Phoenix, Arizona, Diane (Allen) Estrada of Phoenix, Arizona, Brenda Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, and Phyllis Garret of Akron, Ohio; one son, Edward Boydston of Brewster, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren.
Joann's eldest daughter, Roxann Jenkins would like to thank Pastor Tom Tomforde, Christian Community Church Women's Ministry, and all Christian members and friends for their prayers and support during these trying times, and support from Compassionate Hearts Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 12:00PM, Saturday, September 9th at Christian Community Church, 20412 N. 41st Ave, Glendale, AZ.