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Doris A. Knuffman

Doris A. Knuffman

Doris A. Knuffman, age 78, of Barry Community Care Center, died on Monday, November 16, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on August 31, 1942 in Quincy, the first-born child of Cyril L. and Rita (Schwartz) Knuffman.

After graduating from Notre Dame High School, Doris went to work at the former St. Mary Hospital. She received her training on the job, working there as a surgical technician for 34 years. After St. Mary's closed, she went on to work for several years at Blessing in SPD until her retirement.

Doris was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Her Catholic faith was very important to her, and this showed in her devotion to her parents and her constant interest in her family. Doris was a wonderful cook, and she was known for the Sunday meals she prepared for the Knuffman family. She also spent years on the committee that organized annual luncheons for the former St. Mary Hospital employees. Her hobbies included crafts, needlepoint, and crewelwork. She also enjoyed her time quilting with the St. Francis Quilting group. Doris had a happy life; she loved spending time on the family farm, collecting jewelry, reading and spoiling her beloved black poodle Sammy.

Doris is survived by:
HER MOTHER: Rita Knuffman of Liberty;
NINE SIBLINGS: Judy Summers and her husband John of Quincy; Rick Knuffman and his wife Holly of Manville, IL; Dennis Knuffman and his wife Tammy of Liberty; Rita Vogelpohl and her husband Mark of Pittsfield; Janice Wiemelt and her husband Kevin of Liberty; Paula Peter and her husband Rob of Liberty; Veronica Cole and her husband Eric of VA; Michelle Ehrhardt and her husband Chris of Liberty and Clint Knuffman of Liberty.

33 NIECES AND NEPHEWS, 54 GREAT NIECES AND GREAT NEPHEWS, numerous cousins and other relatives also survive.

Doris was preceded in death by her father Cyril: two brothers, Cyril D. Knuffman and Joseph L. Knuffman: two sisters, Sandra S. Mears and Christine M. Knuffman: two nephews, Adam and Zachary Summers.

Due to the effects of Covid 19, a Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Interment in St. Brigid Cemetery. Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to Blessed Sacrament Parish or Quincy Notre Dame.

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From:
Frank and Brenda Siebers
Fowler, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.
From:
Lori and Rich Rossmiller
Liberty, IL
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We are so sorry to hear of Doris's passing. Our prayers go out to the family and friends during this difficult time.
From:
Nancy Boone
Barry, IL
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Hugs to Aunt Rita and all the family. I had known Doris hadn’t Ben in the best health but was surprised to hear she had died. 🙏❤️😘
From:
Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Very sorry for hour loss.
Eternal rest Doris.
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Don and Diana McCleary
Liberty, IL
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We pray that God's strength, care, and love will enfold all of you at this time. We so wish we could hug you in person! So sorry!
From:
Janice Vogel
QUINCY, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Doris was a great friend to my mother.
From:
Katie Jean
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss, Ann Knuffman. It is a shame you were not listed as a loved family member.
From:
Kim Barry
Hannibal, MO
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So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers goes out to your family.
From:
Rhonda Koch
Mt Sterling, IL
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Dear Knuffman family, I was so sorry to hear that Doris had passed. She was so well respected at St Mary’s Hospital, I didn’t see her often but when I did she was always so pleasant and kind. I’m praying that all the good memories you have will keep her spirit alive in your hearts. I’m sending my love and prayers to all. God bless you.