1935 - 2016

Sharon Leigh Knuppel, 81, of Delavan, formerly of Manito, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at her home.

She was born July 10, 1935, to John and Garnet Douglas Witherell. She married Robert Lee Knuppel Nov. 4, 1956, and he passed away Jan. 1, 2001.

Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Debbie Knuppel of Delavan; four grandchildren, Robert Knuppel of Vancouver, Canada, Michael (Ichie) Knuppel of Pekin, Ian (Sonia) Culbertson of Peoria and Phillip (Sarah) Culbertson of Pekin; and five great-grandchildren, Madison Knuppel, Daxton Knuppel, Nanko Knuppel, Kazuo Knuppel and George Culbertson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas K. Knuppel; stepfather, Thomas Shepley; and her mother.

Sharon was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Peter’s Church in Canton. The Rev. Robert Goebel will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Burial will be at Green Wood Cemetery in Canton.

Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund for her great-grandchildren.

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