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Betty K. Knittle

May 8, 2014

    Betty K. Knittle, 92, Decatur, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur.
    She was born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1921, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Louie and Oria (Richard) Drake. 
    She married Chalmer Knittle Oct. 21, 1939, in Decatur; he passed away Aug. 8, 1998.
    Betty was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Ladies Society of the church. 
    She graduated from Decatur High School in 1939 and retired from Worthman Homes in 1982.
    Surviving are her two sons, Sandie L. (Linda) Knittle and Gerald D. “Jerry” (Bonnie) Knittle, both of Decatur; two brothers, Max Drake of Berne and Don Drake of Decatur; a sister, Shirley Schnepp of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Cindy (Joel) Jarvis and Gerald L. Knittle.
    Preceding Betty in death were a brother, Zelno Drake, and a sister, Sherian Zeser.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, with Pastor Phil Emerson officiating.
    Internment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.
    Friends will be received from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

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