Jennifer J. Knauer, 76, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, MO. She was born July 23, 1945 in Leavenworth, KS, the daughter of Bert and Florence (Mears) Moore.
She attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Leavenworth, KS and graduated from St. Helens High School, St. Helens, OR. Jennifer retired as a Relocation Specialist with AT&T Telecommunications. She was a faithful member of Timothy Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, MO, where she belonged to the LWML Ruth Circle.
Jennifer married Lyle Knauer on December 4, 1965 in Leavenworth, KS. She is survived by her husband, Lyle, Blue Springs, MO; three children, Jeff Knauer and wife Sally, Sumter, SC; Paul Knauer and wife Christine, De Soto, KS; Melissa Casper, Blue Springs, MO; two sisters, Mable Lee, Independence, MO, and Patricia Lovett, Leavenworth, KS; grandchildren, Joshua Knauer, wife Hannah, and great-granddaughter, Riley, Columbia, SC; Daniel Knauer and wife Sarah, Columbia, SC; Rachel Knauer and fiancé Nick Massey, Central, SC; Jonathan Casper and Archer Casper, Blue Springs, MO. Jennifer was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary, Pauline, Shirley, and Berta.
Jennifer loved her family fiercely. She taught her family so much about grace, humor, cooking, and loving well through a steady ministry of connection and hospitality. She loved Broadway show tunes, chocolate chip cookies, fine dining, board games, American Idol, cruising, the beach, laughing, and family photos.
Cremation is planned and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014 with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Memorial contributions may be made in Jennifer’s name to the Timothy Lutheran School Scholarship Fund. Memories of Jennifer and words of comfort for her family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.