Kathryn Ray “Kasey” Knapp
Kathryn Ray “Kasey” Knapp, 86, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away March 31, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born March 11, 1928 in Havelock, Iowa, daughter of Harold and Phoebe Ray Crowell. She graduated from Iowa State College, now known as Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics. Kathryn taught for many years in Rockwell City, Iowa. She married Duane “Cotton” Knapp who preceded her in death.
Kathryn and Cotton retired 17 years ago to Lake of the Ozarks. Following Cotton’s death in 2002, she relocated to Leawood, Kansas where she was a member of the Leawood United Methodist Church. She also was a member of PEO Chapter EG in Rockwell City.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother and sister-in-law, George and Wanda Crowell. She is survived by her daughter Melinda Householder and husband, Michael and two grandchildren, Jenna and Jack Householder.
A private family graveside service will be held later at the Rosewell Cemetery in Rockwell. Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s name to the Rockwell City Library.