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Joyce Anne Kniple

Age 79, passed away on April 7, 2014.  Anne was born in Hickory, KY on December 4, 1934, the daughter of Chester B. and Geneva (McAdoo) Holland.  After time as a child in Kentucky (and a brief period in Texas) her family came to Lansing where she attended Walter French Jr. High and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School with the January Class of 1952.  She remained close to several classmates, cherished their monthly lunches and was actively involved in planning many of their reunions.

Anne loved music throughout her life, played saxophone in junior high and high school, and enjoying attending concerts. She began to play the piano after retirement and met special friends through her lessons.

Her adventurous side drove her to racing go-karts competitively. Her time on track also gave her an introduction to William L. Kniple, whom she married in 1965.  Anne and Bill shared that love of racing with their family and have been long-time NASCAR fans.

Professionally, Anne worked for several companies around Lansing, with her most recent positions at Roberts Sinto Corporation, and then Cummings Industrial Systems until her retirement.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents and eldest son Mike Corn, and is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Debbie (Mike) Fata, Joe (Sheri) Kniple, Jeff (Marya Howell) Kniple, and her brother Bill (Pauline) Holland.  Anne adored her three grandsons, Michael Corn II, Carter Kniple, and Eric Kniple.

Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday with services 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 9, at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI with Pastor James E. Robinson officiating.  Contributions may be made to the American or to a in memory of Anne.

Special thanks to the ICU and the Palliative Care team at Sparrow Hospital for comforting her in her last days.   Friends may visit the guest book at

Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 8, 2014
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