Lurena L. Knopp

August 25, 1940 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 77)


Lurena L. Knopp, Aug. 25, 1940 a" Sept. 28, 2017, was born in Keokuk, Ia. to George Earl Ellis and Beatrice S. Land.

Cremation arrangments are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. No services are planned at this time.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Wood, Marian Gann and Josaline Hughson; brothers-in-law, Hugh L. Wood and Franklin Charlton; her mother and father; stepfather, Chester Callsen, and stepmother, Cynthia Ellis; two nephews and one niece; sister, Patricia Chaknine, and brother-in-law, Lerroy Chaknine.

Lurena is survived by brothers, George Ellis (Sandy) of Keokuk, Ia. and Ronald Ellis (Margaret) of Independence, Mo.; sisters, Jacklyn Charlton of Palmyra, Mo., Carolyn Clark of Lee's Summit, Mo., Gracie Vorwaldt (Roland) of Ottumwa, Ia.; her kids, William Maurice Knopp (Sheila) of Bullhead City, Ariz., Terry Schultz of Washington, Donna Shaw (David) of Hannibal, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, 12 grandkids and eight great-grandkids.

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