Beatrice J. Knapp 97, former Gray Lady for Osteopathic Hospital, homemaker

By on February 13, 2014

Beatrice J. Knapp, 97, a resident of Luther Acres, Lititz, died at the home Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

She was the wife of the late Walter Knapp, Jr. who died in 1991. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Ada T. Snyder Shuman.

Beatrice was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. She graduated from the former Stevens High School. For many years she enjoyed her work as a Gray Lady at the former Osteopathic Hospital. An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed making gifts for family and friends.

Surviving is a daughter: Gail I. Dempsey of Lancaster; a son: James E., husband of Barbara Knapp of Occidental, Calif.; one granddaughter and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James P. Shuman.

Services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence to the family, visit

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