M. Darlene Knipel, 70, of Manchester, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
Born June 28, 1943, in Baltimore County, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Turnbaugh Sr. and Bertha Anna Trump Turnbaugh. She was the wife of Ober Stewart Knipel Jr., her husband of 45 years.
She was a 1961 graduate of Franklin High School. She was retired from the Maryland State Police with 33 years of service, where she had worked as secretary. She was an avid collector of thimbles and enjoyed watching and cheering for the Orioles and Ravens. In her spare time, she enjoyed her cats Buddy and the late Sammi, and her flowers.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children Karen Elaine Laster, of Eldersburg, and Kevin Eric Knipel, of Baltimore; siblings Eileen Pacheco, of North Carolina, Charles H. Turnbaugh Jr., of Westminster, Carole Ann Turnbaugh, of Finksburg, Jane Sharp, of Hampstead, Jonathan Douglas Turnbaugh, of Finksburg, and Dennis Turnbaugh, of Ellicott City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the
2014, tribute to Karen Laster in memory of her mother, 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson, MD 21286.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com
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