Theresa (McMahon) Knapp (1924 - 2018)

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ROULETTE - Theresa M."Betty" Brown Knapp, 94, of Roulette, died Thursday (Oct. 4, 2018) in the UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.
She was born Feb. 17, 1924 in Philadelphia, a daughter of Dr. James and Helen McMahon. On Aug. 31, 1945, in Smethport, she married Norman Dale Brown, who died on March 11, 2005. She later married Albert Knapp on Oct. 15, 2005 in Port Allegany.
Betty was a 1942 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended St Margaret's Memorial Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1945.
Mrs. Knapp was a nurse employed by Port Allegany Hospital from 1948 to 1968 and then worked for Dr. Robert Niles from 1968 till her retirement in 1976.
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, the Catholic Woman's Club, Port Allegany Nurses Club, she was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and a volunteer for the Port Allegany Ambulance Association and the McKean Hospice Program. She was St. Gabriel's Church RCIA facilitator for many years.
She is survived by three sons, Norman (Alice) Dale Brown Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Denis (Cheryl) Brown of Eldred and Barry (Zelda) Brown of Kane; three daughters, Darleen Abbey of Port Allegany, LuAnn (Richie) Ramer of Tallahassee, Fla., and Jan (Thomas) Brown Caden of Roulette; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Dale, and three brothers.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St. Port Allegany, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials may be made to St. Gabriel's Catholic Church or Port Allegany Ambulance Association. Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
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Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
(814) 642-2621
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13, 2018