Nancy Marie Knop, 66
Nancy Marie Knop, 66, longtime resident of
Leesburg, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
Nancy was born in Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 25, 1944, to Robert and Bette Mae
Williams. After completing nursing training she worked as a registered
nurse, then became a fulltime mother and homemaker for her family. She
married William B. Knop on Dec. 7, 1968, and was a loving mother to two
children, Ann and John. Nancy was a member of the Pennbrooke Singers, her
community chorus group. She attended Pennbrooke Community Church and was a
member of their choir.
Nancy is survived by her husband, William Knop of Leesburg, Fla.;
daughter, Ann Howard of Mount Dora, Fla.; son, John Knop (Sherrie) of
Eustis, Fla.; granddaughters, Kelsie and Lacie Gashaw of Mount Dora, Fla.;
brother, James Williams (Debi) of New London; sister, Mary Zakula (Nick)
of Anchorage, Alaska; niece, Kate Schuster (Craig) of Wausau; and nephews,
Ted Williams (Sacia) of Apple Valley, Minn., and Paul Williams of
Greendale. Nancy was also cherished by innumerable friends and extended
A memorial service for Nancy will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.
at the Pennbrooke Grand Hall in Leesburg, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Samaritan Inn, a
homeless shelter for needy families sponsored by the First Baptist Church
of Leesburg. More information about this organization may be found at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory,
Leesburg, Fla. Online condolences may be left at