Knepper, Leta Dee, 86, of Beaverdale, passed away on January 7, 2019 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She was born on January 20, 1932 to Mary Catherine Lewis and David John Williams. Dee was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 67 years, Donald Clay Knepper; sisters, Mary Fisher and Naomi Wentz; and brothers, Wesley Williams and Don Williams. She is survived by son, Donald Lynn (Christine Wolfhope), Beaverdale; son, Edward (Sharon Noon), Johnstown; daughter, Katherine Appleton (Charles), Warrensburg, MO; Grandchildren, Amy Knepper, Lori Gramling (Matthew), Ryan (Erin Mazanek), Janine Dee Ebach (Justin), Charles Appleton (Bailey Morris); Great-grandchildren, Maura, Madison Dee, Samuel, Easton, Emily, Ian, Charlotte, Judah, and Allie Dee. Dee’s careers included seamstress, aide at the Woodvale School for Exceptional Children, and a voluntary caregiver for aging relatives, which led her into a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Dee retired after 20 years of nursing at the former Laurel Crest Manor, now Cambria Care Center. Dee was a lifelong, active member of the Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she served as church treasurer for many years, a board member, a Sunday School teacher, participated in women's ministries, and served on the sympathy committee. Dee had a special talent for singing and especially loved singing hymns and gospel music. Dee was an avid seamstress and also became skilled at cross stitch, crocheting, and quilting. She was awarded a blue ribbon for one of her quilts that was entered for competition in the Cambria County Fair. Through the years, she blessed her family and friends with many handmade gifts including afghans, quilts, crocheted Christmas ornaments, and framed cross stitches. Dee loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she attended their programs and family events whenever possible. Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, and the memorial service will begin at 3:00 PM. Cards would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care,” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com

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Leta “Dee” Knepper
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Visitation

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Location:
Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Funeral Service

3 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Location:
Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Knepper, Leta Dee, 86, of Beaverdale, passed away on January 7, 2019 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She was born on January 20, 1932 to Mary Catherine Lewis and David John Williams. Dee was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 67 years, Donald Clay Knepper; sisters, Mary Fisher and Naomi Wentz; and brothers, Wesley Williams and Don Williams. She is survived by son, Donald Lynn (Christine Wolfhope), Beaverdale; son, Edward (Sharon Noon), Johnstown; daughter, Katherine Appleton (Charles), Warrensburg, MO; Grandchildren, Amy Knepper, Lori Gramling (Matthew), Ryan (Erin Mazanek), Janine Dee Ebach (Justin), Charles Appleton (Bailey Morris); Great-grandchildren, Maura, Madison Dee, Samuel, Easton, Emily, Ian, Charlotte, Judah, and Allie Dee. Dee’s careers included seamstress, aide at the Woodvale School for Exceptional Children, and a voluntary caregiver for aging relatives, which led her into a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Dee retired after 20 years of nursing at the former Laurel Crest Manor, now Cambria Care Center. Dee was a lifelong, active member of the Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she served as church treasurer for many years, a board member, a Sunday School teacher, participated in women’s ministries, and served on the sympathy committee. Dee had a special talent for singing and especially loved singing hymns and gospel music. Dee was an avid seamstress and also became skilled at cross stitch, crocheting, and quilting. She was awarded a blue ribbon for one of her quilts that was entered for competition in the Cambria County Fair. Through the years, she blessed her family and friends with many handmade gifts including afghans, quilts, crocheted Christmas ornaments, and framed cross stitches. Dee loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she attended their programs and family events whenever possible. Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Beaverdale Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, and the memorial service will begin at 3:00 PM. Cards would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care,” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com