Virginia Knopp, age 64 of Riley, Kansas, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.
She was born on May 24, 1949 in Orange Port, New York, the daughter of Thomas Joseph and Jean Louella (Nelson) Abbott.
On October 22, 1977 she was married to Orville Theodore Knopp. He preceded her in death in 1993.
Virginia worked for the Walker Stone Company in Chapman for 10 years. She served as the lunch room clerk for Riley County Grade School for 18 years and was involved with PTO for many years. She was a member of the Milford Congregational Church where she was involved with Sunday School, VBS and a nursery helper. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and family, kids at Riley County and supporting all Riley County activities.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Abbott Jr. and Walter Abbott.
She is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Rose Knopp and fiance Mark Copenhaver of Fowler; one sister, Susan Gibson of Manhattan; five brothers, Paul Abbott of Lexington, Kentucky, Donald Abbott of McPherson, Michael Abbott of Hutchinson, David Abbott of Topeka and John Abbott and wife Lorie of Bellevue, Nebraska and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Milford Congregational Church in Milford, Kansas with Pastor Mike Lacer officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Tuesday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley where the family will receive friends from 7 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Milford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Virginia has requested that a memorial be set up to go towards improvements and additional items for the Riley County Grade School playground. Donations to the memorial can be made payable to RCGS Playground and sent to the Riley County Grade School District Office; PO Box 326, Riley, Kansas 66531 or left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas.