Nancy Jane Knaus

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7/18/2013 12:00:00

51 W. Broadway St Plymouth OH 44890 8/3/2013 13:00:00

Nancy Jane Knaus, age 76, a life long resident of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at The Willows in Willard, Ohio. She was born in Shelby, Ohio on March 6, 1937 to Russel and Virginia (Hazelwood) Barbour. Nancy is a 1955 graduate of Plymouth High School and the Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She has been employed with Dr. C.O. Butner’s office in Shiloh, Ohio as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth.
She is survived by her husband, Kent Knaus of Plymouth and The Villages, Florida; two daughters, Gail Shatkus of Chester, Montana; and Ann Knaus of Plymouth; one son, Andrew Knaus of Willard; her mother, Virginia Ruth (Hazelwood) Barbour of Shelby; one sister, Sally Vanasdale of Columbus; and one brother David Barbour of Chicago, Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her father, Russel Barbour.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Ohio, with Rev. John Wanamaker officiating. Secor Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, the Ohio State University Department of Movement Disorders, or the Plymouth First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at


dick & carol murray - Aug 6, 2013

Kent and kids,
So sorry we missed the memorial. Our daughter had a baby Wed. morning and we were with her. By the time I got home from staying with the grandkids while she was in the hospital, the memorial was already over. We have fond memories of Nancy especially her calm demeanor when Dick fell on the barn roof.
Dick and Carol

Ruth Rettig - Jul 27, 2013

Ann, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family. Ruth Rettig

Cindy Phillips Lynch - Jul 27, 2013

Ann, My sympathy to you for the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in my prayers.
Cindy Lynch

Carol Reynolds - Jul 26, 2013

Deepest regret to read of Nancy’s passing. She was such a fine lady, always concerned for others, and had an upbeat personality. I met Nancy in the 70s – knew here before her long battle with Parkinson’s. She’s a peace now and with the God she served so long and so well. Prayers to her family.

Mike & Gloria Conway - Jul 26, 2013

Kent, Gail, Ann, and Andy,
We are sorry to hear of the death of Nancy. We will pray for all of you.
We won’t be able to make to the memorial service but will be in touch later.

Jim and Barbara Eakins - Jul 25, 2013

Kent, we send sincere sympathy on the loss of your wife.
Your former neighbors,
Jim and Barbara Eakins

Jim and Barbara Eakins - Jul 25, 2013

Kent, we send sincere sympathy on the loss of your wife.
Your former neighbors,
Jim and Barbara Eakins

Caywood - Jul 24, 2013

Dear Knaus Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of loss. She suffered long and now is asleep in His arms.
Max and Linda Caywood, The Villages, Fl.

Dick and Carol Murray - Jul 22, 2013

Kent, Gail, Ann, Andy, So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Our prayers are with you.

Brenda Boothe - Jul 21, 2013

Kent, Andy, Gail, Ann and family: I’m sorry for your loss. I remember her as a very kind and caring person. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

andy - Jul 21, 2013

sorry to here about your mom. may god bless you and family during this hard time. i will be thinking of you and the family

steph wells mulvane - Jul 21, 2013

hi Andy. so sorry about loss of your mom. thoughts pray go to the family..

Nelson Roberts - Jul 20, 2013

As a former classmate I want to convey my sympathy to Nancy’s family and friends. She was a great person and will be missed.

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Jul 20, 2013

Andy & family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Pray the Lord will take all of you in His Arms & comfort all of you over the coming days. Andy I am here if you need me.
Heart of Love #2

Pauline Fabrigar - Jul 20, 2013

Nancy’s long fight against Parkinson disease is over. May she rest in peace. I send my sincere sympathy to all her family. I will miss her as a friend since 1955 and classmate in the MGH Class of 1958.

E Root - Jul 20, 2013

My sympathy at the passing of a lovely lady. Your family has my condolences.

Mike Martin - Jul 19, 2013

So sorry for your lose Kent. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Your former student Mike (72)

Frank Garber - Jul 19, 2013

Sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep you in my prayers. I remember her very well.

Nancy Hoffman - Jul 19, 2013

Condolences to all of Nancy’s family. I was a nursing classmate of Nancy’s. We’re both “Nancy Jane”. She will be missed.

Barbara Cuppy Whisler - Jul 19, 2013

I remember her from Dr. Butners office, she was a wonderful listener, and a wonderful nurse. My condolences to her Family, Rest in Peace.

Karen K. Bedingfield - Jul 18, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers and Hugs. Thinking of you and your family.
Karen Bedingfield