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806 Macon Avenue
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: 719-275-4113
Fax: 719-275-4136
Eleanor  Knopp

Eleanor Knopp

Wednesday, October 15th, 1913 - Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Eleanor Knopp, age 105, passed away at her home February 4, 2019. She was a lifetime resident of Canon City, Colorado, were she taught for 36 years.
Eleanor was born October 15, 1913 to Fred and Clara (Smaller) Hammel in Canon City, Colorado. She married her first husband George Martin who was a WWII casualty on March 1, 1945. Five years later she would marry Harlan Knopp and together they would raise Gary Martin, her son. She always felt education was important and earned her degree in Home Economics often dropping out of school to earn enough money to pay for her schooling. After receiving her degree, she taught at Canon City High School, where she herself graduated in 1933.
After retiring in the 1960s she traveled all over North America and saw many of the sights both here and in Canada. She was a member of the PEO AC Chapter and extremely involved at her church, United Presbyterian Church. She credits her healthy lifestyle and the love of her family and God for her long life. She was quoted to say “I loved my church. I loved my family and I loved my job. Whatever I was doing, I was happy.”
She is survived by her son, Gary (Georgia) Martin; grandsons, Richard (Debbie) Martin, Nolan (Nicole) Martin; granddaughter, Julia (Jeff) Schmidt; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Elsie Martin.
She was preceded in death by her husbands George Martin, Harlan Knopp; and brothers, Fred and Harold Hammel.
A memorial service will be held in her honor 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 9, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home, 1449 S. 9th Street Canon City, Colorado 81212. Reception to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fremont Hospice, 1439 Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212.
Services have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Wilson Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1449 S. 9th Street
    CANON CITY, CO 81212
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    Reception to follow
    Officiant
    Pastor Larry Weaver

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Posted at 09:47pm
I remember growing up in the church and being in her home ec class in the Junior High. I learned that there were two types of measuring cups; wet and dry. The aprons. I believe former class-mates always talked about the aprons we made in class and how we could short cut the procedure!! I believe Mrs. Knopp had razor vision eyes and I had to redo parts of the apron, the correct way! She was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed seeing her when I was home for a vacation. Rest in Peace Mrs. Knopp.
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