James A. Knipmeyer

Born: Sun., Mar. 4, 1945
Died: Thu., Dec. 22, 2011


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 27, 2011
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Dec. 28, 2011
Location: Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church

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   Mr. James A. Knipmeyer, 66, of Quincy, formerly of Shelbina and Brookfield, Missouri, died at 5:08 a.m. Thursday (December 22, 2011) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born March 4, 1945 in St. Charles, Missouri, Jim was the son of Merrill W. and Vernabelle M. Smith Knipmeyer. He married Marjorie L. Fisher on June 4, 1966 in Frankford, Missouri. She survives.

   Mr. Knipmeyer was a member of Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church, Craft Masonic Lodge No. 287, Quincy Shrine Club, Ansar Shrine Temple of Springfield, Elks Lodge No. 100, and MASTERS - a program that benefits widows of Missouri State Highway Patrol Officers. Jim enjoyed working in his yard, camping and float trips on the Current river, traveling and cars.

   Jim was employed as a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B for 30 years, retiring in 1999 as a Sergeant.

   Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Jill Williams (Phil) of Brentwood, TN; a son, Jeff Knipmeyer (Todd Reynolds) of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Clayton Williams, Drew Williams and Hannah Williams; an Uncle, Lee Knipmeyer (Lu) of Quincy; two Aunts, Mary Knipmeyer of Pittsfield, IL and Janet Zumwalt of Montgomery City, MO; a niece, Courtney; a nephew, John; and several cousins.

   Mr. Knipmeyer was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother in law, William Fisher.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 in Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church by Pastor Bill Renner and Pastor Mike White.

   Graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 in the Shelbina Cemetery, Shelbina, Missouri.

   Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Wednesday from 12:00 until the time of services at Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church.

   Memorials may be made to MASTERS or the Shriner's Childrens Hospital.

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Michael and Marilyn Porter
   Posted Fri December 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you..God Bless..

Maurae L.G. McCants
   Posted Fri December 23, 2011
Jeff & Knipmeyer Family:

Please know that you are being thought of during this time. I am praying for your strength and that God will comfort you when you need it the most. Just remember this: 2 Corinthians 1: Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Leslie Fineberg
   Posted Fri December 23, 2011
Jeff - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. I hope that your memories of all of the wonderful times spent with your father will help you through this mourning period.

Leslie Fineberg

Newt and Alice McCutchan
   Posted Fri December 23, 2011
Marge - and children,

We were shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. You will be included in our thoughts and prayers that God will strengthen you and that the memories of good times will give you comfort and peace.
Alice and Newt

Danny and Barbara Primm
   Posted Sat December 24, 2011
Dear Marj, Jill and Jeff,

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We always thought of him as one of the truly good guys of MSHP. We hope to see you Tuesday or Wednesday.

You have been and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Danny and Barb

Jimmy & Debbie Bennett
   Posted Sun December 25, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have truely been inspired by your friendship thruout the years. You were the best neighbor''s that anyone could ever have. May God Bless you all at this , and the coming days ahead.

Erik Beishir
   Posted Tue December 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jim is a great man and I will always remember the advice and knowledge he shared with me as my first zone sergeant. We will all miss him greatly!
God Bless.

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