We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Ellanora Knop

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for 86 year old Ellanora Knop of Chester, IL who died Friday, January 15, 2016 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester, IL.

Ellanora was born December 22, 1929 in Eden, Idaho, the daughter of August and Alvina (Meyerhoff) Hoops. She married Omer Knop on November 7, 1948 in Campbell Hill, IL and he preceded her in death on October 8, 2012.

Survivors include two children, Gary Knop and Carol Lefler both of Chester, IL. Three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers Raymond, Norman and Walter Hoops and four sisters Anna Hoops, Esther Hoops, Leona Rathert and Irene Thies.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Monday, January 18, 2016 and from 7:30am to 9:30am Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL. Visitation will continue at 10am Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 86 year old Ellanora Knop of Chester, IL will be held at 11am Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL with Rev. Tim Landskroener officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the Radio Fund of St. John Lutheran Church.