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Judy M. Knapke

september 30, 1943 – february 15, 2024

Judy M. Knapke

Judy M. Knapke, age 80 of Colerain Township, Ohio passed away on Thursday evening, February 15, 2024, at Kettering Health Hamilton (formerly Fort Hamilton Hospital). She was born on September 30, 1943, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert and the late Betty (nee Kent) Wilcox. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald W. Knapke in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Jason) Walker and her son Scott (Tracy Kinman) Knapke, her granddaughter, Madison Walker, and her grandson Justin Walker. She is also survived by her sisters Jerry (the late Charles) Ottaway, Vicki (the late Donald) Huff, her brothers Bruce (Joanie Kay) Wilcox, Robert (Tammy) Wilcox, many nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her son Michael D. Knapke and her twin sister Joan (the late Frank) Litschgi.

May the legacy of Judy remain eternally cherished, and may her spirit continue to inspire love and devotion among those she leaves behind.

A Memorial Service with Liturgy of the Word will be held at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 (upon entering the memorial park, proceed left and follow the blue line) on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:30 AM., immediately followed by inurnment in the Garden of Trinity.



Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:30 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

“Just wanted to say I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mommy …she is dancing in heaven..she is your own personal angel now..no more sickness ..no more pain.., Many Prayers for strength and peace during this time of loss.♥️😪”

“Sherry and Scott, I’m so sorry about your mom. She’s one of the most beautiful souls that I’ve ever met. My parents love her dearly. You can’t even imagine the thrill all those years ago when mom and dad would say “we are going to the Knapkes today”. Your mom and my mom were such great friends. And your mom has been such a sweet Angel in my adult life. My heart goes out to you both. Your mom is incredible. My mom has always said that “Judy is a saint”. I’m sure St Jude knows that as well. Prayers and strength to both of you. I’m sorry we haven’t kept in contact. I plan on coming to the service. Love you both ♥️ Amy”

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“Thank you Judy for allowing me into your home and treating me like I was one of your own. I will always be grateful for that. May she rest in peace. May God bless Sherry and Family with peace and strength. Amen.”

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“Sherry and Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. This is John I am Sandy’s Son. I just wanted to pass on my condolences. Obviously my siblings and I have known your mom for our entire lives. I always looked forward to her visits down to Orlando, not only because I enjoyed her company and the stories I got to hear about my Mom’s high school years but the pure joy it gave my Mom just knowing “Judy” was coming into town. They truly enjoyed each other’s company and Mom is devastated as you guys are. I just spoke with my mom tonight and she is very blessed to be able to come up and celebrate your mom‘s life in a few weeks. I will continue to keep you guys and your family in my prayers in this difficult time.”

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“Our deepest condolences to Judy’s family. She will be missed by many. I had the pleasure of spending time with Judy when she would come visit my mother in-law Sandy. Our whole family enjoyed spending time with her. She was a delight to be around. Love, David, Lisa Jordan , Devin and Jackson”

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