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Jessie M. Knuffman

Jessie M. Knuffman

Jessie M. Knuffman, age 69, of Quincy, died on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Blessing Hospital.
She was born on April 26, 1951 in Cleveland, OH the daughter of Dr. Shelby and Mary (Finley) Gamble. She married Kenneth Knuffman on March 17, 1979.He preceded her in death on July 4, 1995.

Jessie was a 1969 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She was of the Christian Faith.

Jessie loved her family and spent as much time with them as possible. She was always the life of the party and never missed the opportunity to join in on Family Game Time. Her family always looked forward to her unique gifts, almost as much as she enjoyed giving them. If you ever needed a gadget, Jessie probably had it. Holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, were her most favorite times to decorate and host get-togethers with family and friends. You could always count on her decorations to be over the top, but in her mind, there was no such thing as "too much".

Jessie was always up for a trip with her family to Panama City Beach, Florida, where she would also meet up with her Bestie Linda to share salad and fruit. Jessie was spoiled rotten by her loving fiancé John. The two of them loved spending their time traveling, dining out, watching and naming their feathered friends and binge watching tv. Their fur baby Sam Pita was always there to comfort and entertain her.

Jessie also took joy in exercising and leading her "Pool Pals" in the Hokey Pokey and celebrating the groups' birthdays. She also looked forward to the monthly dinners and laughs and reminiscing with the Class of 69er's group! Her fun spirit and infectious laugh will be missed and remembered by all who were blessed enough to know her.

She is survived by: CHILDREN: Tammy Carman (Karl); Todd Wemhoener (Missy); Robert Knuffman; Christina Vonderheide (Kent); and Rebecca Knuffman. A DAUGHTER IN LAW: Cheryl Knuffman.

GRANDCHILDREN: Lindsay Carman (Sullivan Vose); Nicole Carman (Alec Shoot); Katie Wemhoener; Nicholas Knuffman (Ben Brewer); Nathan Knuffman (Carman Comerford); Brooke VonJensen (Tyler) and Kelsey Vonderheide.

ONE SISTER: Susan Arrowsmith

HER FIANCE: John Frohn

JOHN'S CHILDREN: John Frohn II (Dana) and Matthew Frohn (Valerie).

JOHN'S GRANDCHILDREN: Madison Frohn, Morgan Frohn, Liya Frohn and Hayden Frohn.

Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family also survive.

A private immediate family viewing will be held on Sunday, May 31,2020. A celebration of Jessie's life will take place at a later date once gathering restrictions are lifted. The family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please be with us in prayer and feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation Heart & Vascular Center Fund or Good Samaritan Home Aquatic Center, In Memory of Jessie Knuffman, Pool Pal.

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From:
Eva Davis
Quincy, IL
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Sending my condolences to family. Jessie and I worked together at Blessing for many years.
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Jolene Beaber
Quincy, IL
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To Jessie's family: I am so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed. I enjoyed working with Jessie for many years. She was instrumental in creating the EEG department and did the first sleep study at Blessing hospital
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Amy-Matt Longo
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers for each and every family member.
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DONALD MCCARTNEY
Homer Glen, IL
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We are so deeply sorry for your loss! We will keep your entire family in our prayers.
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Oh Tammy and family, my heart breaks at this news! She was such a wonderful person that I had the pleasure to know as a young woman coming into the medical field as an RN, She was always so helpful and always willing to help me learn about the respiratory field. I again was able to reconnect when I helped with a number of Relays For Life with the American Cancer Society. I pray that God grants you strength in the days, weeks, months ahead and that He provides you with his nourishing love. Hold you memories close and cherish them. My very deepest condolences.
From:
Michael Vahle
San Antonio, TX
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My heartfelt condolences go to Jesse's family and friends. She will be missed by all.
From:
Kima Patterson
Quincy, IL
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Tammy so sorry for your loss!
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Tracy Blade
CARSON CITY, NV
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Ms Jessie, you are truly going to be missed. The laughter and good times you brought to our get togethers when I came to town will be sorely missed. You were a spectacular loving soul. And...
To your family may your memory bring them comfort and peace. ❤
Love, Tracy
From:
Kathi Dooley and Gary Handrick.
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry for your loss! What a devoted mom and grandmother she was and devoted Blue Devil fan! The Lord Bless & Keep your family at this difficult time!
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Mike Moyers
Maywood, MO
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Jessie’s light shone brighter than most and she had the ability of bringing a smile to the faces of those around her. She was a beautiful person who was proud of her children. And she lived each moment to the fullest. My condolences to all Jessie’s friends and family.
From:
Beverly Jenkins
Bowling Green, MO
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss Tammy and Susan.
From:
Diana Gilliland
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
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Rhonda Brinkman
Payson, IL
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So sorry for your family's loss. She loved her kids and grandkids! Prayers for your family!
From:
Harold and Sandra Spech
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences and prayers are with all you family We Miss Jessie terrible. Her smile and laugh will be missed every time the “69ers” get together. Our Love and prayers are with you all
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PATRICIA MORITZ
QUINCY, IL
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I was so sorry to hear of Jesse's passing. In my work at Blessing I would interact with Jesse on usually weekly basis and she always managed to brighten my day each and every time we spoke. I know she will be missed by so many friends and especially her family. We have lost a truly loving individual we should all strive to be.
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Beckie Bean
Quincy, IL
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This was very sad news to hear. I worked with Jessie for many years at Blessing. She was dedicated to the field of EEG and sleep studies, bringing several new modalities to our community. She was a kind and caring person, full of life and laughter. She will be missed.
From:
Roby Skinner
Quincy, IL
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John
Am so sorry for your Loss. The Lord will watch over her now.
From:
Bonnie and John Hallerberg
Quincy, IL
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John we are so sorry for your loss. There are not enough words to express our thoughts to you and all the families at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
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Mary Courty
Quincy, IL
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Jessie was a very sweet and unique individual. In my 33 years at Blessing Hospital I saw Jessie many times and we always had a good conversation. She was so full of life and joy. I bumped into at a garage sale 3 or 4 years ago and you guessed it--she was buying some Christmas and Halloween decorations.
To Tammy and the rest of the family, you have my deepest sympathy. She will definitely be missed.
From:
Sharon Graves
Liberty, IL
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Tammy and Chris I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Marilyn Meyer
Quincy, IL
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Tammy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Praying God will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. ❤
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Sarah Kennedy
Quincy, IL
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Tammy and family: So sorry about your Mom. I always enjoyed working with her at Blessing. She was devoted to her job and so much fun to be around. She is missed.
From:
Linda (Schultz) Mock
Quincy, IL
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John, I am so sorry! Prayers and sympathies for you and all of Jessie's family.
Love,Linda from LyricLn