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Margaret Rhodes Knappenberger


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Margaret Rhodes Knappenberger Obituary
Margaret R. Knappenberger

Margaret was born in Lima, Ohio in 1929. She passed away in Redlands Ca. on February 19, 2018 of natural causes. She was the only daughter of George and Thelma Rhodes. She lived most of her younger life in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where she attended South Side High School and graduated with scholastic honors. Following High School she attended Wittenberg University and graduated with a BA degree. She also belonged to Chi Omega Sorority while at Wittenberg. After graduation she worked at Harvester Corporation for two years. She met Sam Knappenberger while in college and shortly after graduation they were married and moved to New York while Sam attended medical school. Following Sam through his training programs and the U.S. Navy, they ended up in Redlands, Ca. where they raised their three children Tracey, Jane and Mark. Sam and Margaret were married for 64 years. Margaret was very active in the St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation. She organized three galas for them over the years. She served on their Board of Directors. Margaret was very active in her home town charities such as Bonne Meres, April Morning Club, and the Redlands Country Club Women's Golf Association. She was a past president of the RWGA and was an avid golfer for many years at Redlands where she won every major tournament at the Club at least once. Her biggest win was the King Hassan tournament held in Morocco. Her trophy was a beautiful gold bracelet that was designed by the King himself.
Survivors include her loving husband Sam and daughters Tracey Fisher and Jane Goodwin of Redlands. Two Grandchildren Mary Goodwin of Redondo Beach and Sam Goodwin of Redlands, and one Great Granddaughter Rylee Goodwin of Redlands.
A celebration of her life with be held at the Redlands Country Club on Saturday, March 24th at 1:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation at P.O. Box 2637 San Bernardino, Ca. 92406. The family wishes to thank the medical community of Redlands and San Bernardino in her time of need. She will be missed beyond words by all that knew her.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts from Mar. 4 to Mar. 22, 2018
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