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Anna R Knepper obituary 1922~2023


Mrs. Anna R Knepper (Mowen), 100, a resident of Shippensburg Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Shippensburg, PA and formerly of Waynesboro, PA passed away Friday evening, May 26, 2023, in the nursing home.

Born December 24, 1922 in Kauffman Station, PA, she was the daughter of the late John William Earl and Nellie V. (Hollinger) Mowen.

She and her husband, the late Earl E. Knepper, Sr., were married in October 1943. Mr. Knepper died on December 10, 1981.

Mrs. Knepper worked as a pressor for Stanley Company, Chambersburg, for over 30 years.

She enjoyed sewing and caring for her family.

She is survived by eight children, Barry Knepper of Alabama, Linda Hockenberry and her husband, George of Scotland, PA, Mark Knepper and his wife, Debbie, Jay Knepper, Ronnie Knepper and his wife, Christine, Susan Hahn, Deborah King and her husband, Mike, and Jacqueline Hahn and her husband, Jeff all of Waynesboro; 9 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul “Pete” Mowen of Greencastle; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Earl. E. Knepper, Jr.; three grandchildren, Wayne Barry Knepper, Teresa Powers and Rodney Hockenberry; one sister, Doris Jean Reeder; three brothers, Harold Mowen, Robert Mowen and James Mowen; and two half-sisters, Evelyn Demuth and Mary Mowen.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Burns Hill Cemetery, E. Main Street, Waynesboro with Pastor Greg Helman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Anna R Knepper may be made to: Blue Rock Church, 7885 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or The Alzheimer’s Association online here.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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