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October 25, 2007

(2/11/1918 10/13/2007)

Lola Marie Knupp, 89, Bloomfield, IA, and former Memphis, MO, resident died October 13, 2007, at the Bloomfield Care Center, Bloomfield, IA.

She was born February 11, 1918 in Davis County, IA to Robert and Mildred Rains Saylor. She married Daniel F. Knupp, Sr., June 23, 1934 in Missouri.

She was a homemaker and volunteer. She was affiliated with the Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Nikkel of Ottumwa, IA and Frances Kay Arnold of Centerville, IA; a son, Danny Knupp, Jr. of Memphis, MO; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Saylor and two sisters, Marjorie Conner and Felicia Harter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Jim Knupp; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert, Gene and James Saylor and three sisters, Nona Hill, Lorena Wildman and Effie Hammer.

Her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy. No services are planned per her request. Wagler Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial has been established and may be sent to her family at 827 Albia Rd., Apt. 512, Ottumwa, IA 52501. Online condolences may be directed to

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