Delores Elfleda Knopp, 80, of Inverness, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home. Born in Waco, Texas, on Oct. 3, 1932, to the late Henry and Fern (Pinegar) Lucas, she came here 23 years ago from Tampa. Mrs. Knopp was a customer service representative with SunTrust Bank with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness.
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Delores is survived by her sons, Cecil "Jim" (Patricia) Haney of Lutz, Fla., Harold "Pete" (Sandra) Hancock of Clearwater, Fla., and Chris Brewer of Crystal River; her sister, Betty Ratsch, New Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Delores was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Leonard, on June 25, 2001.
Following cremation, Delores' urn will be interred with her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2012