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Leila Russell Knepper
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Birth: 1906
Death: 2006

KNEPPER
LEILA RUSSELL
Leila Russell Knepper, wife of the late Carnegie newspaper publisher James Wallace Knepper, and a resident of Westminster Village, Scottsdale, AZ, died there December 29, 2006. She enjoyed a full and active 100 years of life up until her death. Mrs. Knepper was born to Andrew Lyle Russell, MD and Edna Smith Russell in Midway, PA where she was raised. She later resided in McDonald where she worked at the McDonald Trust Co. until she married in 1930. She resided in Rosslyn Farms, PA most of her married life. She was a homemaker but also active for a number of years as a Realtor with Haudenshield Realty in Carnegie. Mrs. Knepper was a life-long member of the Woman's Club of Rosslyn Farms, the Woman's Garden Club and formerly active as a County Girl Scout volunteer. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Carnegie for over 60 years. Mrs. Knepper was also active as a volunteer for the Neville House restoration project near Woodville, PA. For many years she contributed knitting projects to mission and hospital neo-natal units in Pittsburgh and Scottsdale. A daughter, Judith McKee of Bozeman, MT, survives Mrs. Knepper, as well as two sons, John of Gambier, OH and James, Jr. of St. Michaels, MD. She has six grandchildren; David and Robert McKee, William and James A. Knepper, Laurie Knepper, MD, and Holly Knepper Bentley. She also has six great-grandchildren. Private services will be held with interment beside her husband in Robinson Run Cemetery, South Fayette, PA. The family requests that memorial gifts be given to the Rosslyn Farms Library at the Community Center, Rosslyn Farms, PA 15106 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Lyle Russell (1869 - 1945)
  Edna Smith Russell (1872 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  James Wallace Knepper (1907 - 1994)
 
 Sibling:
  Mabel Russell Weir (1894 - 1977)*
  Leila Russell Knepper (1906 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Robinson Run Cemetery
McDonald
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Kimberly
Record added: Oct 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79652144
Leila <i>Russell</i> Knepper
Added by: Kimberly
 
Leila <i>Russell</i> Knepper
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Leila <i>Russell</i> Knepper
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