Lake City – Lura Knipp, 99, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City with Pastor Roy Karlen officiating and burial in the Lake City Cemetery.
Lura Norene Knipp was born on October 18, 1919 to Homer and Ethel (Sharkey) Ort. On July 10, 1948 Lura married Frank Knipp. Lura was proud to have worked at the See’s Candy Company in the 1930’s when it very first opened. She also worked as a nurse aide in the baby nursery at Kokomo Hospital in Indiana. Lura enjoyed traveling, gardening, and was an excellent seamstress.
Lura was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1984, daughter Marlys Clark, parents Homer and Ethel Ort, brothers Kenneth, Burney, Warren and Chuck Ort, and sisters Darlene Caskey and Betty Scollon. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. Memorials may be left to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.