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Nancy Jayne White Knoop

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Knoop Nancy Jayne White Knoop, age 72, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away on February 10, 2013 as a result of a cancerous brain tumor. Nancy was born in Sidney, Ohio on September 12, 1940. She graduated from Sidney High School, first in her class, and received a business degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University. She was the only woman in her class and a member/officer of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary. Nancy married her high school love Charles "Charlie" Knoop on September 10, 1960. They dated for 6 years and were married 52 years. They have two wonderful sons, William T. "Bill" and Peter "Pete" J. Knoop. She worked both in business and various nonprofits, especially her church, Bethel Presbyterian. In addition she served many organizations: AAUW, Kinder Key (president), Children's Hospital, Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Young Life. Nancy loved to cross-stitch and belonged to several stitching groups; however, she had a real passion for gardening. She loved working in her garden and sharing that passion with others. Nancy always considered her primary job to be loving, nurturing, and caring for her sons and husband, which was more than a full-time job. Small but mighty, Nancy may have been vertically challenged at 4'11", but she was never short in caring and loving. Her quick wit, heart-warming smile and twinkling eyes led many to discover her caring demeanor, giving spirit and huge heart. Driving it all was her love for God which fueled her love for others. She brought these loves alive to countless numbers of us. Although she is no longer with us, it's now ours to pass on by continuing her legacy of loving God and loving others. Nancy is survived by her husband, Charlie; sons, Bill, 48 of Phoenix, and Pete, 44 of Singapore / Northville, Michigan; sister-in-law, Phyllis Herzog of Upper Arlington, Ohio; niece, Barbara Herzog and children, Jake Early and Kaitlyn Early of Upper Arlington, Ohio; niece, Judy (Herzog) Wertz and her husband, Dan and children, Trevor and Nathan of Centerville, Ohio; and her step-mother, Opal White of Mentor, Ohio. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents William C. "Bill" and Betty Jane (French) White, grandparents W. Earl and Marion White and Joseph and (Nancy) Elizabeth French, and a grandniece Courtney Wertz. Friends may call at SOUTHWICK-GOOD & FORTKAMP FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3100 North High St., Columbus, Ohio, (614) 267-0362, Thursday, February 14, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Friday, February 15, 10-10:45 a.m., at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1735 Bethel Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220 (corner of Bethel and Reed) followed by Celebration Service at 11 a.m. Dr. Rev. Jerry Kasberg will lead us in the celebration of Nancy's life. Interment Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, a memorial Young Life Camp scholarship in Nancy's name will be established to pass it on by sending high school students to experience the best week of their lives at a camp. For donations and questions, contact: Young Life Columbus, 3857 North High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214, (614) 485-5433 (kristen@ylcolumbus.com). www.southwickfuneral.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013
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