Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Agnes D. (Kramer) Knapke (January 28, 2013)

Agnes D. (Kramer) Knapke, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center. She was born on March 7, 1924 in Chickasaw, Ohio, to the late Henry & Rosa (Holdheide) Kramer.

Agnes is survived by her children and their spouses, Virgil (Kathy) Knapke of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mike (Phyllis) Knapke of Louisville, Kentucky, Steve (Lois) Knapke of Yorkshire, Ohio, Jerry (Sheila) Knapke of Troy, Ohio, Judy (Craig) Owen of Dayton, Ohio, Marvin (Sue) Knapke, Joe (Sue Ann) Knapke, Rosie Subler, Irene (Dave) Stonebraker, Kathy Wood, Marlene (Steve) Schlater all of Versailles, Ohio; 30 Grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters in law, Albin (Lucy) Kramer of Maria Stein, Ohio; Norbert Kramer of Chickasaw, Ohio; and Andrew (Ellen) Kramer of Chickasaw, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Mary Ann Overman of St. Mary’s, Ohio; sisters in law, Rose Kramer of New Bremen, Ohio and Lucille Kramer of Celina, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Agnes is preceded in death by her husband Elmer J. Knapke whom she married on November 22, 1945; sons in law, Jack Wood and Larry Subler; brothers Othmar Kramer, Leon Kramer and Werner Kramer; sisters Freda Kramer and Helen Connolly; sister in infancy Hilda Kramer; sisters in law Alice Kramer and Marilyn Kramer; brothers in law, Charles Connolly, Gene Overman and Roman Severt;.

Agnes was a homemaker and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and volunteered at the Versailles Health Care Center for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Eugene F. Vonderhaar celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 3-8 PM and on Saturday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. The family will be conducting the Rosary on Friday evening at 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Right to Life or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through