Jane Embry Knopf
1937 - 2020
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Jane Embry Knopf


Jane Embry Knopf passed away on March 21, 2020. Born in Kansas City, MO, she spent most of her childhood and high school years in Kansas City and Omaha, NE. Jane resided in Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS and for the past 28 years in Scottsdale, AZ. A loving mother and homemaker, Jane was immensely proud of her family, her cherished friends and leaves behind beautiful and lasting memories. Jane was the life of the party due to her keen sense of humor. If you had the lucky spot next to her, you knew you were in for a fantastic time. Her joke was always followed by a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous smile. She was very generous in humanitarian organizations and passionate about animal welfare. Her 4- legged daughter, Lily, (a teacup poodle), was the joy of her life. Jane is survived by her sons, John E. Woodbury of Franklin, TN, and Robert T. Woodbury of Scottsdale, AZ, her brother, Robert T. Embry of Colorado Springs, CO, and niece Beja (Mark) Foky of Divide, CO, their children, Trent and Taylor Foky, cousins, Tars (Sandy) Embry of Kansas City, KS and Fred (Jill) Embry of Kansas City, KS. Jane was predeceased by her loving husband Maurice J. Knopf in 1994. Visitation will be held at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ on Thursday, March 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A memorial service/ celebration of life will be announced for a later date at Paradise Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Arizona Humane Society or the charity of your choice in Jane's name.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2020.
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March 29, 2020
Our dear friend Jane was one of a kind. She was generous, had what I'd call an Irish humor, could find something laughable in everyday happenings. She was so much fun, and a real beauty. I remember she fed her cats in Sterling silver bowls; once had a border collie puppy that herded the cats into the closet every morning; even had a goldfish I swear knew her when she walked into the room and would "talk" to her. So many memories of Jane when she lived in Wichita. Fabulous dresser, wonderful taste, loved her boys fiercely. R.I.P.
Pam Porvaznik
March 25, 2020
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March 25, 2020
John & Bob,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother raised two fine sons in addition to her many accomplishments in her life. Prayers and peace unto you both.
Rob Anderson
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