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Gladys May Knepp

August 23, 1932 April 4, 2021
Gladys May Knepp
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Gladys May (Schucker) Knepp, 88, of Curwensville passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Curwensville.

Born Aug. 23, 1932 in Clearfield she was the daughter of the late Roy and Viola (Dunlap) Schucker.

On Oct. 2, 1953 she married Calvin M. Knepp Jr. who preceded her in death in 1981. The couple resided in Grampian where Gladys was a member of the Grampian Methodist Church, member and past-president of Grampian Methodist Women, member and past-president of Grampian Women’s Club and county and past-president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She also taught bible school, Sunday school and volunteered with the Girl Scouts.

She met her close companion, John Harchak, in 1983, with whom she remained in a close relationship with until his death in 2020.

She moved to Curwensville in 1983 and attended Curwensville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was also active with the Houtzdale Women of the Moose, Clearfield Legion Auxiliary and member and past officer of the #379 Order of the Eastern Star.

Gladys was employed by Kurtz Brothers from 1953 to 1957 and the Clearfield Cheese Company from 1968 until its closing in 1989. After her retirement she volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Curwensville Library as well as various nursing homes. She also spent endless time with her many grandchildren, participating in all of their activities, and she enjoyed traveling. She was also an avid crocheter and gave away many afghans to new mothers, soldiers and seniors in need.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jane (Schucker) McLaren; brother, Robert L. Schucker, and daughter, Judy Petryshak, with whom she resided with for several years before her death in 2019.

Surviving are two sons: Andrew Knepp and wife Donna of Schuylkill Haven, Pa; Terry Knepp and wife Judy of Morrisdale; two daughters: Patricia (Don) Meyers of Dillsburg, Pa; and Wendy (Delmont) Knepp of Curwensville and 4 siblings: Peggy (Harold) Rhone of Punxsutawney, Pa; David Schucker and wife Jean of Oklahoma; Elizabeth Goulet of Carlisle, Pa; and James Schucker of Clearfield.

She is also survived by five grandsons; Ryan Kirkwood, Christopher Knepp, Brian Knepp, Lance Kirwood and Scott Knepp; and six granddaughters; Mindy Krause, Sheena Kirkwood, Elizabeth Gormont, Amelia Burns, Amanda Hansell and Jayna Knepp, as well as five great-grandchildren; Alexis Gillingham, Taylor Kirkwood, Berkley Knepp, Holden Krause and Kylah Gormont.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc in Curwensville followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM, with the Reverend Stephen D. Shields officiating. Interment will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde, PA. Masks must be worn when attending the visitation and funeral.

Memorial contributions can be made to either the Curwensville Public Library * 602 Beech Street * Curwensville, PA 16833 or to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses – Hospice * 757 Johnsonburg/St Marys Road, Suite #200 * St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

8

Apr

12:00 PM 4/8/2021 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4/8/2021 1:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

8

Apr

1:00 PM 4/8/2021 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 4/8/2021 1:30:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Service

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Crown Crest Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Washington Avenue
Hyde, PA 16843

Washington Avenue Hyde 16843 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Curwensville Public Library

601 Beech Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Penn Highlands Community Nurses/Hospice

757 Johnsonburg Road
Suite 200
Saint Marys,, PA 15857
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