Levi 'Lee" Knipmeyer

Died: Sun., Feb. 2, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 06, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 07, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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  Levi D. "Lee" Knipmeyer, 88, of Quincy died at 6:26 p.m. Sunday (February 2, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born February 9, 1925 in New Florence, MO, Lee was the son of Walter Benjamin and Amelia Marie Reese Knipmeyer. He first married Roberta Sessions in 1952. She preceded him in death. He married Luella Spencer Timmerwilke on September 2, 1983 in Quincy. She survives.

   He was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church. Lee was a life member of the Payson Masonic Lodge No. 379, a member of the Springfield Ansar Shrine Temple, a past member of Quincy Shrine Club, a founding member of the Quincy Shrine Club Skeeter Patrol, a past member of Masonic High 12 Club No. 40, a life member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and  past member and past president of the Quincy Golden K Kiwanis.

   As a young man Lee farmed near Plainville, IL, subsequently he had a farm implement and feed business in Liberty.  He operated a Chevrolet Dealership with his brother, Merrill, in Camp Point, was a Driver License examiner for the State of Illinois and was the sales manager for the D.B. Gray Chevrolet dealership in Hull. He then purchased the Chevrolet dealership in Beardstown in 1968 and operated it until his retirement in 1985.

   Survivors include his wife, Luella; two sons, Walter David Knipmeyer of Bismarck, MO and Stephen D. Knipmeyer of Beardstown; a step daughter, Jane K. Barnes (Joseph) of Parker, TX; four grandchildren, Kristen Nichole Knipmeyer of Quincy, Daniel R. Knipmeyer of Lucerne, Switzerland, Levi D. Knipmeyer II and Laynee M. Knipmeyer both of Columbia, MO; two step grandchildren, Janelle and Emily Barnes of Parker, TX. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.        

   Mr. Knipmeyer was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Luella Britt; five brothers, Philip Knipmeyer,  Merrill W. Knipmeyer,  Homer Knipmeyer, Verdell Knipmeyer and  Wilbert Knipmeyer.

   Funeral services will be held  Friday morning  at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the The Rev.Dr. Scott Grulke officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery in Pittsfield.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. The Payson Masonic Lodge No. 379 will conduct Masonic services at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

   Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

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Sandy Polley
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
Lu I am so sorry for the loss of your Husband and God has a Special Place for him. You are in my thoughts and Prayers God Bless you My Friend and your family.

Sandy Polley

Jane Knipmeyer
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Susan and Jane Knipmeyer and Mike Shepherd.

We're sure Mom and Dad were there to welcome Uncle Lee and they are watching over us all. Susan and Jane Knipmeyer and Mike Shepherd

Susan Knipmeyer Wiggs
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
My dad, James Knipmeyer, Higginsville, son of Milton Knipmeyer, was so pleased to have a "Knipmeyer Chevrolet" dealer sign that Lee gave to him. My mom, Ozelle Knipmeyer, always enjoyed Knipmeyer reunions as well.
May God bless you and comfort you,
Susan Knipmeyer Wiggs

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