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Information for Ruth Young Knapp

22 April, 1903 - 27 December, 1983

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Ruth Knapp

    Services for Ruth Knapp, 80, of Melba Route 1, who died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at her home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Melba Friends Church with the Rev. J. Harley Adams, pastor of the church, officiating.
    Interment will follow in the Melba Cemetery.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    She was born April 22, 1903, at Stahl, M., to Isaac and Florence Young.  She received her early schooling there and graduated from Kirksville High School.  In 1925 she moved with her family to Linden, Mich.  She was office manager for the Highland Park YWCA for 16 years.
    She married Russell Knapp in 1930 at Highland Park.  Following their marriage they made their home in New Hudson, Mich., until moving to a farm south of Melba in 1947.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Mt. Hope, Mo.  She was attending the Melba Friends Church.  She had been very active in community affairs and was a 4-H leader for many years.
    She is survived by her husband of Melba; one son, Grant Knapp and his wife, LaWana, of Meridian; one daughter, Ruth Ann Knapp, Saginaw, Mich., three brothers, Will Young, Davison, Mich., Michael Young, Long Beach, Calif., and Gordon Young, Owosso, Mich.; four sisters, Marie Kimble, Linden, Mich., Kathleen Bryan, Hayward, Calif., Levon Koenig, Hillman, Mich., and Doris Pitton, Evart, Mich.; three granddaughters, Shari, Julie and Gina, all of Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.
    Memorials may be made to the Melba Friends Church, Melba, Idaho, 83641, or flowers may be sent.

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