Florence M. Knapp the daughter of Mervin and Lydia (Walter) Hargan, was born September 20, 1918 in Adams County Iowa. Florence entered enteral rest on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, IA. At the age of 96 years 5 months and 22 days.
Florence graduated from Corning High School and attended Grand Island Business School, where she received her teaching certificate. On December 22, 1940 she married Edgar D. Knapp in Corning. Three children: Thomas, Carolyn, and Patrice blessed this union.
Florence was a school teacher for two years at Middle Valley and one year at Jasper School House #2. After many years of farming Edgar and Florence operated Knapp Grocery for seventeen years in Prescott. She was active in PTA (past president), former 4-H leader in Adams County, 50 year life time Member and Officer of Eastern Star, member of the Prescott quilters, founding member of the Prescott Bag Ladies and a former member of Disciples of Christ Church in Prescott.
Left to cherish Florence’s memory Thomas Mervin (Gloria Jean) Knapp of Hastings, NE; Daughters: Carolyn Dee (Ken) Marsden of Red Oak, IA and Patrice Marie Knapp of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and special sister-in-law Marie Knapp of Prescott; numerous nieces and nephews.
Florence is proceeded in death by her parents; Husband Edgar in 1988; Brother John Hargan; Sisters: Clara Hargan, Goldie Young, and Arlene Lawrence; Great-grandsons Christopher and Johnathan Bell.