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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Agnes Knapke
Agnes D. (Kramer) Knapke, 88, Versailles, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 28, 2013, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born March 7, 1924, in Chickasaw to Henry and Rosa Holdheide Kramer, who are deceased. On Nov. 22, 1945, she married Elmer J. Knapke, who is deceased.
Surviving are her children, Virgil (Kathy) Knapke of Cincinnati, Mike (Phyllis) Knapke of Louisville, Ky., Steve (Lois) Knapke of Yorkshire, Jerry (Sheila) Knapke of Troy, Judy (Craig) Owen of Dayton, Marvin (Sue) Knapke, Joe (Sue Ann) Knapke, Rosie Subler, Irene (Dave) Stonebraker, Kathy Wood and Marlene (Steve) Schlater, all of Versailles; 30 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; brothers, Albin (Lucy) Kramer of Maria Stein, Norbert Kramer of Chickasaw and Andrew (Ellen) Kramer of Chickasaw; a sister, Mary Ann Overman of St. Marys; sisters-in-law, Rose Kramer of New Bremen and Lucille Kramer of Celina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased are sons-in-law, Jack Wood and Larry Subler; brothers, Othmar Kramer, Leon Kramer and Werner Kramer; sisters, Freda Kramer and Helen Connolly; an infant sister, Hilda Kramer, sisters-in-law, Alice Kramer and Marilyn Kramer; and brothers-in-law, Charles Connolly, Gene Overman and Roman Severt.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She volunteered at Versailles Health Care Center for many years.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, the Rev. Eugene F. Vonderhaar celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. The family will conduct the rosary at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Darke County Right to Life or Versailles Emergency Medical Services.
Condolences for the family may be expressed at www.zecharbailey.com.
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