Elaine C. Knerr | If

Elaine Catherine Beck Knerr, 92, died on Monday, December 27, 2021 with her family in Cary, NC

She was the wife of Edgar D. Knerr Jr., MD, with whom she was affectionate for 54 years. Becky, as she was called, was born in Camden, NJ, to the late Stanislaw and Angela Bec. She graduated from Camden High School and earned an associate degree in nursing from Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a nurse. She married the widower Edgar in 1953 and immediately became the mother of his sons Dan and Nick, followed by the births of Kerry, George and Erika. They lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania until 1988, when they moved to Seven Lakes, NC. back

Becky was a member of the Women’s Relief Society at Lancaster General Hospital. She was an avid tournament golfer at the Lancaster and Seven Lakes country clubs. Becky enjoyed the art scene, the outdoors, skiing, tennis, and gardening.

Her husband, sister, and niece preceded in death.

Becky leaves behind her sons Edgar D. (Dan) Knerr III and wife Jill of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, J. Nicholas (Nick) Knerr of Silex, Mo., and George A. Knerr and wife Jane, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; her daughters Kerry K. Sappie and her husband Paul of Cary and Erika T. Knerr of Holyoke, Mass .; seven grandchildren, Edgar D. (Danny) Knerr IV, Andrew Knerr, Alison Sappie, Brian Sappie, Joshua Knerr, Collin Gratz, and Brett Gratz; and 4 great-grandchildren.

In the last years of her life, she endured life with Lewy Body dementia. Memorials can be posted at Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, or on dementianc.org.

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