Freda “Betty” Sand Knepper age 83 of Zelienople, passed away Sunday morning September 29, 2019 while under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford.
Born in Johnstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Shaffer Sand.
She had worked 25 years as a cook supervisor for the state of PA. She took interest in helping boys at Thorn Hill and patients at Dixmont State Hospital where she worked.
Betty was a member of Gospel Life Church, Evans City, where she had helped with Awana’s.
She was a kind, sweet and gentle person that always gave to and thought of others. Betty especially loved children and animals.
She worked in the family greenhouse while growing up. She had a love for flowers and had a green thumb. It was a sweet reminder of her dad whom she lost at the age of 11 years old.
She dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Von , in 2014, one sister, Mary Moore; two brothers Robert and Oliver “Butch” Sand.
Betty is survived by her daughter Karen Parker of Zelienople, who she had been making her home. She is also survived by a grandson, Michael Parker of CO.; a step sister, Evelyn Koegler of NY; a sister-in-law, Viola Sand of Johnstown; and a special sister-in-law and friend, Donna (Harold) Smith of GA. also cousins, nieces and nephews; and her dogs and companions, Shyann and Ali.
The family of Freda E. “Betty” Knepper will receive friends on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-7 P.M. at the A. Carl Kinsey-Ronald N. Volz Funeral Home, 114 W. Spring St., Zelienople, PA. Services will be on Friday at 11:00 A.M. from the funeral home with Pastor Dave Trepanier her pastor officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests volunteering time at Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford.