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Kathryn Knapp

April 29, 1944 — March 31, 2024

Brattleboro, VT

Kathryn Knapp

Kathryn (Kathy) Leslie Knapp passed away peacefully on March 31, 2024, after battling a long illness.

Born April 29, 1944, in Brattleboro, Vermont, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Floyd and Maxine (Magoon) Smith of Vernon.

On April 28, 1963, Kathryn married her husband Richard, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage together prior to his passing in 2017.

Throughout her career Kathryn consistently demonstrated a willingness to lend a hand with a warm smile across various roles at Mammoth Mart, Kings, Ames, and Walgreens.

During her free time, Kathryn found joy in traveling and cherishing moments with her loved ones. She was most happy when she was hosting holidays, complete with burnt pies, dancing at the VFW, enjoying casino visits, savoring Coca-Cola, watching cheesy Hallmark movies, pursuing her hobbies of collecting monkeys and thimbles or eating Chinese food. Above all, she held a deep affection for family adventures and the role of being a grandmother.

She is survived by her children: David Knapp of Vernon, Floyd and Penny Knapp of Alburgh, Kevin Knapp of Brattleboro, and Heidi and Sam Clement of Vernon; two grandsons, Christopher Higgins-Johnson and his wife Casey of Charleston, S.C., and Tyler Clement of Salt Lake City, UT as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, and beloved husband, Kathryn was predeceased by her brothers Albert and Kermit Smith, her sister Mary Sawin, and her daughter-in-law Rhonda Knapp.  

A celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Dr., in Brattleboro, VT.  All are welcome to attend.

Graveside services will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester, N.H., at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathryn’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

18 Town Crier Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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