JAMES A. KNIPMEYER
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.