Carol “Sue” Knapp

        Sue Knapp, 79, of Mission Hills, KS passed away at home with family by her side on February 26th, 2020. She was born on May 16th, 1940 in Garnett, KS to Charles and Fern Curtiss. 
Sue married her high school sweetheart, Ted Knapp, in 1961 and raised a family of three children, Tim, Tamra and Traci. With Ted, she established and ran TK Architects in downtown Kansas City, MO. Their success gave them the opportunity to travel the world, especially enjoying their time in London.
        In her later years, she enjoyed her time at their lake house entertaining family and friends and driving around in the pontoon for the evening boat parade. Sue was an avid sports fan of K-State, Chiefs and Royals watching every single game. She always found time to volunteer with her kid’s activities and never would miss any of their events. Sue had a famous sense of humor and a smile that could light up the room.
        Sue was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Ted; children, Tim (Laura) Knapp, Tamra (Christie Knight) Knapp, Traci (Al) Thompson; grandson, Ben Knapp; brothers, Larry (Jerilyn) Curtiss and Steve (Patti) Curtiss along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations in Sue’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be expressed at


A visitation will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 9:30-11:00 AM at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 8th at Graceland Cemetery in Burlington, KS.


Memorial donation’s in Sue’s name may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


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7 Comments on “Carol “Sue” Knapp”

  1. Frank Charles Dodson Says:

    To the entire Knapp Family, my Wife Barbara, and I wish to express our heartfelt sorrow, and condolences on the passing of Mrs. Carol Sue Knapp, a Woman who in our opinion exemplified the very highest virtues, which were comprised of: Compassion, Patience, Kindness, Humility, and a spirit of Generosity unmatched by anyone whom we’ve met in a very long time. We especially wish to reach out to her Husband Mr.Ted Knapp who walked with her through this life for over fifty years, this is no doubt a devastating loss for which we can really find no words that assist in filling that void. One bit of comfort may be to say when you’ve stayed by the side of your loved one for the better part of a lifetime, and done your earthly best, there really isn’t anything more that you can do except to trust what remains to the Lord our God, and his Son Jesus Christ. Mrs. Knapp may you rest in peace. Frank, and Barbara Dodson.

  2. Frank Charles Dodson Says:

    To you Dear Sally, you must not be forgotten. How loyal and loving you were to your Mistress, Mrs. Carol Sue Knapp. What a good friend you’ve been, you shall be in our prayers along with Ted as well.

    Frank, and Barbara Dodson.

  3. Sandy Fisher Says:

    All nine of us cousins had the very best of childhoods together, sometimes we lived miles and miles apart. We were always held together my strong bonds and family ties, thanks to our grandparents, parents and aunts and uncles. They were the very best and we were very fortunate. Love you Sue. RIP

  4. Fred Thornbrugh Says:

    It was always her laughter that set the stage for family events!
    I can only be proud to have such a cousin, I know my mother viewed Carol Sue a favorite.

    Love, Fred Thornbrugh

  5. Sherry HANNEN Says:

    Wonderful memories of Sue from high school—ballgames, overnights, pajama parties etc. , etc. Know you all will miss her but memories of her make me smile. We had lots of good times. Blessings on all the family. Sherry (Mueller) Hannen

  6. Tom Thornbrugh Says:

    Madam Boss: A smile that could warm a child’s heart a loving slap to get the attention of a mouthy cousin and always care and kindness. We cousins will miss you.


  7. Mike Cummings & Pam Miller Says:

    Our hearts are with the Knapp family as you go through this difficult time. We have so many memories, stretching back over decades, from places near and far. Celebrations, remembrances, food and drink, laughter, learning, and an underlying principle to do the right thing and treat everyone with respect.

    You made everyone in your circle part of your extended family. You created that legacy, and we will try and carry it forward.

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