America Ruth Knopp

America Ruth Knopp

Sunday, February 9th, 1936 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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AMERICA RUTH KNOPP, age 84 years of Whiteford, MD died at 11:24 pm on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD. She was the wife of the late James Albert Knopp.

Born on top of Buck Mountain in Independence, VA on February 9, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Cornelius and Missouri (Ward) Holdaway.
Mrs. Knopp moved to Harford County over 60 years ago and worked as a seamstress for the former Gleneagles, Inc., a sewing factory in Bel Air. She was a member of the North Bend Baptist Church, Jarrettsville for many years. Known for her Mississippi Mud Pie, banana pudding and homemade jelly, there was nothing she enjoyed more than baking.

Mrs. Knopp is survived by,

One son: James R. Knopp of Whiteford, MD

One sister: Virginia Long of Rising Sun, MD

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Arthur C. Holdaway, Jr., Scott Grayson Holdaway and Drucie Osbourne.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8 pm at the Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, PA. Harkins staff will manage the viewing environment to assure the safety of all. Please follow the directions of the gentlemen who will greet your vehicle as you arrive and remain in your vehicle until instructed to enter the funeral home to pay your respects.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 8 at 11 am at the funeral home.

Her niece, Reverend Rebecca Jourdan will officiate.

Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

The graveside service will be limited to ten people at a time outside their vehicles. Others are welcome to visit the grave after the immediate family departs.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Harkins Funeral Home
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Harkins Funeral Home
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Bel Air Memorial Gardens
    809 Rock Spring Road
    BEL AIR, MD 21014
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Jennifer Rose Osborne

Posted at 05:03am
My Great Aunt Ruth was and will forever be my favorite aunt. I am so so very happy she was able to meet my babies and that they are old enough to remember her. I love you Aunt Ruth, one day we will be reunited. Hug Uncle Albert for me, I know he's so happy to have you near again.

Freda Hudler

Posted at 09:52am
I am so sorry to see the post that Ruth had past. I meet her when my mother worked at Gleneagle. They were great friends I have pictures of the union meetings and Christmas parties they had from work. She was so much fun and I will cherish the memorizes. May the Lord be with each of you.

Debi Frailer

Posted at 03:01pm
I live far away but my love and heart were always with her. She and I had a special relationship and I have a basket full of great memories. I'll miss her as so many others will. She had a way of just smiling at you and you felt her love, joy and happiness. She made the best sweet tea. That is something I aways ask her to make for me thought out her life. It was a simple thing to her but her touch made it taste sooooo good. I believe she is on the high rock at the old homeplace with her family singing, playing music and serving her great cooking. I can picture them all laughing and enjoying the beautiful view of the mountain top.. Which is most beautiful up there. Like heaven should be. May god be with everyone who loved her. Her niece Debi Holdaway Frailer

Tasha Frailer

Posted at 02:11pm
I know you're not supposed to pick favorites in your family but Aunt Ruth was such a special lady it was hard not to. She had a light inside her that could truly touch those around her, and a pretty good sense of humor too! She does live on through her family and those whom she has impacted in her life, and I hope we can all spread a little bit of her kindness.

Joyce Johnson

Posted at 11:44am

I met Ms' Ruth several years ago. She was the sweetest, warmest lady with a beautiful smile. She loved and babied her little dog, and would bring him over to the legion at times for a visit. I know she truly enjoyed coming to the Oyster feast or to the Seafood Deck. I have a beautiful memory of the time I won a basket and all the items were covered with roosters. I am not into roosters, but Ms' Ruth loved them. The smile and thankfulness she showed were beautiful. I will miss seeing her, but I have some wonderful memories I will always treasure. Forever in my heart, Joyce Johnson


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