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Richard "Dick" Knipe

September 22, 1926 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 92)

Richard “Dick” Knipe, 92, of Crooksville, Ohio died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Genesis-Perry County Medical Center-Emergency Department, Somerset, Ohio.

Born September 22, 1926 in Pleasantville, Ohio to the late Virgil and Bessie Kennedy Knipe.

Dick started out as a farmer and then became the owner and operator of Dick’s Packing Plant of New Lexington; he was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church of Corning, Ohio.

Survived by 4 sons, David (Suzanne) Knipe of Auburndale, MA., Richard K. (Darlene) Knipe of Coal Valley, IL., Lynn (Barbara) Knipe of Upper Arlington and Rex (Jeannie) Knipe of New Lexington; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren  and a brother, Kenneth (Helen) Knipe of The Villages in Florida.

In addition to his parents, preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Blanche Mahan Knipe on July 23, 2016 and a infant grandson, Andrew.

Calling hours will be held from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio and from 10am-11am at the church on Monday.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Bethany United Methodist Church, 159 Adams Street, Corning, Ohio with Reverend John Kay officiating.

Burial will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church. 

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Donations may be made to:

Bethany United Methodist Church
159 Adams Street, Corning OH 43730

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