Linda Lou Knafel, 71, of Albion, IN, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. She was born January 3, 1952, in Goshen, IN, to Lee and Jessie (Yoder) Wellman. Linda married John Knafel July 2, 1971, in Ligonier, IN.
Linda retired from the Noble County Treasurer’s Office in 2015. She held many positions in Noble County. Linda was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. She spent much of her time in a bowling league and was part of a Euchre Club. Linda also helped with the Indiana Pork Producers.
She is survived by her adopted sons: Jacob “Jake” (Nichole) Griffiths of Avilla, and Cory (Kelli Myers) Griffiths of Albion; brothers Jim Wellman of Siler City, North Carolina, and Jerry (Janet) Wellman of Albion; sisters Ruth Prater of Easton, Maryland, Coral Moore of Goshen, Indiana, Janet (Ronnie) Allen of Ligonier, Indiana, and Nelda (Jerry) Cripe of New Paris, Indiana.brother-in-law, Arthur “Butch” (Jackie) Knafel, of Albion; Nieces Tonya Jones, of Albion and Tammy (David) Bremer of Albion; nephews Tony (Leslie) Knafel of Albion, and Todd (Missy) Knafel of Albion. As well as many more nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many close friends and family.
Linda is preceded in death by her husband John Knafel, parents Lee and Nadean Wellman, sisters Evelyn Winebrenner, and Rosalia “Rosie” Green.
Visitation will take place from 5-7pm Friday, May 26, 2023, at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road. Funeral service will be at 11 am, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the funeral home, with Stan Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery, Albion, Indiana.
Memorials in memory of Linda may be directed to DaVita Renal Dialysis, or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
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