Arlene Knapp

June 19, 1933 ‒ April 14, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Arlene Knapp, age 86, of Mansfield, passed away  Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in Cody Regional Long Term Care Center in Cody, Wyoming.  Her sons were blessed to have cared for Arlene in Wyoming the year and a half before her death.

She was a lifelong Mansfield area resident, she was the only child of John and Erma (Ball) Locke. Arlene was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School  in 1951.

On June 24, 1951 she married Kenn Knapp with whom she raised two sons.  Together they owned and operated Willow Lake Park in Brunswick.  They were members of Ohio Camp Ground Owners Association, and the ARVC National Camp Ground Owners Association.  Arlene loved to travel, spending time in Cody each year with her sons.  Other memorable trips included Alaska.

She is survived by two sons, Martin (Melinda) Knapp and Ronald Knapp (Cindy significant other), all of Cody, Wyoming; four grandchildren, Randy Knapp, Colt Knapp, Bryan Knapp all of Cody, and Lisa (Raymond) Bangart of Edgar, Wisconsin; four great grandchildren Tanner West, Parker West, Hayden West, and Alexandria Knapp and extended family and friends.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kenn on July 25, 2003.

Private interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery with a memorial service following Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1 pm in the  Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will speak.

Memorial donations in memory of Arlene may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Our sincere condolences to Martin and Ronald, from Roger Schrack’s sister, Nancy Nemeth. Your parents are good people for whom I have fond memories.

  • Dear Mart and Ron;
    Arlene was my oldest cousin on the Ball side of the family and I have fond memories of her, especially after we both grew up and were married. Though I had not seen her in many years, I am sorry to hear of her passing. She was very accomplished and did many interesting things in her life. My sincerest condolences for you both and your families.
    Joan Ball Allison

  • Dear Mart & Ron,
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
    I have such wonderful memories of her! She was my
    Idol when I was growing up. She was so sweet to me and my sister Joanie! Right after getting her drivers
    License she took Joanie and me to see the movie “The Secret Garden “. I was 7 years old at the time. My first
    Husband Roy and I use to babysit for you boys. You both always called him “Boy, Toy , Roy”! I will always
    Remember you boys and your Momma with great fondness!
    Love and prayers to you both and your families!

    Your Cousin,
    Janice Ball Miller Jackman