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Clarellen Knapp

Obituary for Clarellen Knapp

July 19, 1938 - January 23, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 79

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother

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Clarellen Knapp (nee Stewart), 79 of Avon Lake, formerly of Toledo, passed away, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Avon Place, Avon, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Clarellen was born July 19, 1938 in Toledo and had lived in Avon Lake the past 50 years.

Clarellen was a 1956 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Toledo and worked as a toll collector for the Ohio Turnpike Commission from 1980 until her retirement in 2002. Mrs. Knapp was an active member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake, where she was a member of the Ladies' Guild, worked church Bingo, volunteered at the carnival and assisted in the church library, in addition to many other activities. She was also a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club of Norther Ohio and was a Brownie and Boy Scout Leader for her children's troops. She also volunteered with the Avon Lake High School Band Aids.

Clarellen is survived by her husband of 59 years, John E., whom she married July 12, 1958. She is also survived by children John S. Knapp (Laura) of Avon, Gregory M. Knapp (Tricia) of Avon Lake, Maryellen Burnett (David) of Avon Lake and Nora M. Jones (Stephen) of Avon Lake. Other survivors include grandchildren Michael, Julie, Hannah, Rachel, Bradley, Claire, Alexander, Emily, Christopher, Philip and Stephen, sister Marceil King and sister-in-law Marion Stewart, both of Toledo. Mrs. Knapp is preceded in death by her parents Charles Nathaniel and Mae Ellen (nee Murphy) Stewart, sister Alicemae Justen and brother Charles Stewart.

Friends may call from 10:00am to 11:00am at St. Joseph Church, 32946 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, Saturday, February 3. The Memorial Mass will follow in the church at 11:00am, Fr. Ron Wearsch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Alzheimer's Association, 23215 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 300, Beachwood, 44122. Arrangements are by the Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake. 440-933-3202 www.buschcares.com

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Avon Lake, OH 44012
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