John A. Knapp

John A. Knapp, 90, Overland Park, KS passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Shawnee PARC, Overland Park, KS.  

John was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Kansas City, MO to William E. and Helen N. Knapp. He attended Finley Engineering College and was an electrician for 27 years retiring in 1992. John was a member of IBEW Local 124 for 57 years. On Aug. 11, 1950 John married Betty Sue McGinnis in Excelsior Springs, MO. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War.

John was preceded in death by his wife Betty on April 12, 2000. He is survived by his son, Paul (Christy Carlisle) Knapp, Baldwin City, KS; daughter, Paula Knapp, Overland Park, KS; six grandchildren, Bob, Adam, Dan, Justin, Carrie, and Bronson  and twelve great grandchildren, Alex, Hannah, Olivia, Julia, Cole, Harper, Hudson, Nevaeh, Hayden, Ava, Jeremyah, and Trenten.

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11 at the Amos Family Funeral Home; burial in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc.

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, Jul. 6th 2020 | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “John A. Knapp”

  1. Sue Pace Says:


  2. Kelli Austin McClure Says:


    Sorry to hear about John. Although it’s been many years now, I have very fond memories of your dad as we grew up in the neighborhood. He was a nice man. Rob, Staci and I are thinking of you and your family.


  3. Shirley A Beery Walker Says:

    Paul & paula my condolences to the both of you and your families. Blessings

  4. Diane and Bob Fowler Says:

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. We loved him. So ready with a big smile and hug. Always ready to help anyone. He will be missed. Love and prayers to the family.

  5. Liliane & Gilbert Pintar Says:

    Paula, we send sincere condolences to you and your family. John was a shining star in our brief encounter. The memories of our meals together, the lively evening lobby gatherings with you both will always be cherished. Hugs, love, and prayers, always!

  6. Joyce Seymour Bishop Says:

    John and the Knapp family are my best memories of growing up. Your family meant so much to my father George and me. I wish I could have been there but Tom has been hospitalized since July 1st thus I was not able to make it. I received Paula’s lovely card with the memorial information and plan to watch the service on line this evening. Paula has our contact information and we are both on Facebook. If you find yourselves in Leavenworth please stop by. There will always be a place at our table for you and yours.

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