GREENFIELD, Ind. - Sammie Ellis Knupp, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 11, 2006, at the Regency Place in Greenfield.
Born Sept. 8, 1916, at Dexter, Mo., to the late John A. and Lula Frick Knupp, he had lived in Mississippi County, Mo., most of his life. A graduate of Anniston High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II and was engaged in farming until his retirement. In 2001, he moved to Knightstown, Ind., where he was a member of the Knightstown Christian Church.
He was united in marriage to Virginia Null, who preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2002.
Three brothers, Paul Knupp, Ira Knupp and Johnnie Knupp, and one sister, Blanche Bivy, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Faye Lewis of Knightstown; two sisters, Mildred Brock of Sikeston, Mo., and Irene Hanor of Charleston; four grandchildren, Michael A. Lewis, David E. Lewis, Scott D. Lewis and Sara Jane Phillips; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Dolan Rogers, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bertrand, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Anniston Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: David Lewis, Michael Lewis, Scott Lewis, Jim Null, Chris Waits and Dale Wheatley.