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Nancy Rose Knapp

August 13, 1934 — September 8, 2021

Lafayette formerly of North Manchester

Nancy Rose Knapp, 87, died at Bickford Assisted Living in Lafayette, IN on September 8, 2021. Nancy was born on August 13, 1934, to Howard S. and E. Keturah (Hoover) Knapp near North Manchester, IN. She was raised on the family farm with her late sister, Joanne (George) Welch. Surviving are nephews and nieces, Alan (Joyce) Welch, Lafayette; Brian (Beth) Welch, Avon, IN; Cathy (Tim) Conrad, Cullman, AL; and Deanna (Allan) Hughes, Fishers, IN, as well as several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

Nancy lived in North Manchester for most of her life. A 1952 graduate of Chester High School, she worked at Heckman Bindery, retired from General Tire, and later worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nancy could always be found sewing for herself and others, working in the garden whenever she could, and befriending all kinds of animals, especially her dogs. Nancy was a life-long member of the First Brethren Church in North Manchester and assisted many aging friends and relatives with produce, needs, and transportation. In 2015, she moved to Lafayette to be near her nephew.

Funeral service will take place at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Ron Burns officiating.

Memorials in Nancy’s memory may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240  ( or the First Brethren Church Memorial Fund, 407 North Sycamore Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962  (

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.


First Brethren Church Memorial Fund
407 North Sycamore Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Alzheimer's Association
2200 Cabot Drive, Suite 460, Lisle IL 60532

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