Cumberland Times-News

January 16, 2014


Cumberland Times-News


Ruth Knippenberg, 92, formerly

of Messick Road, Cumberland,

and National Pike, Hagerstown,

and a resident of the

Williamsport Nursing Home,

went to be with her Lord on

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the


Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Cumberland,

she was the daughter of

the late Hamilton Easter Collier

and Elsie Eveline “Twigg”


She was preceded in death

by her husband, Jean L. Knippenberg

in 1999.

Mary was a charter member

of the Memorial Heights Baptist

Church in Cumberland, and

attended the Star of Hope

Chapel in Williamsport. She

was a member of the Algonquin

Camping Club of Cumberland

and was a homemaker.

Surviving her are two daughters,

Bonna J. Brown and husband,

Jim, of Hagerstown, and

Sue E. Simpson and husband,

Jim, of Decatuer, Ill.; a son,

Paul D. Knippenberg of Cumberland;

six grandchildren and

five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband,

she was preceded in death by

her step-mother, Zenobia Knippenberg;

two sisters, Virginia

Valentine and Elizabeth Woods;

and a brother, Kenneth Collier.

Services will be held on Monday,

Jan. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at

Donald Edwin Thompson

Funeral Home, Inc., 13607

National Pike, Clear Spring,

with the Rev. Ron Faith officiating.

Interment will be held at the

Maryland State Veterans

Cemetery at Rocky, Flintstone,

at a later date.

The family will receive

friends at the funeral home on

Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and one

hour prior to the service on


The Donald Edwin Thompson

Funeral Home, Inc. is honored

to serve the family.