Carolyn Knapp

October 16, 1942 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 79)


Carolyn “Kay” (Merrell) Knapp, 79, of Casper, WY, passed away on June 4th after a valiant battle with kidney disease.

Kay was born on October 16, 1942 to Francis and Dorothy (Overstreet) Merrell in Kearney NE. After graduating from Shelton High School, Kay went on to school to be an x-ray tech. She married Dennis Jacob in Omaha, NE.

Kay moved to Crawford after the death of her husband and married Gary Knapp in 1978. Gary and Kay managed a farm/ranch North of Crawford for a number of years. They then bought G&K Market and operated that for a good number of years. After selling the store, Kay went to work in Chadron at Prairie Pines and then eventually ended up at the Ponderosa Vila in Crawford where she worked until retirement.

After retiring, Kay spent her time quilting and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren as much as possible.

Kay is predeceased by her parents and her brother, John; her first husband Dennis Jacob, her daughter, Michael Ann Jacob, her granddaughter, Erica Carter and her late husband, Gary Knapp. She is survived by her Children, Daughter, Denise (Jacob) Johnson, Casper WY, Son, Jeffrey Jacob, Casper WY and Stepdaughter, Sharon (Knapp) Wignall, Alliance, NE. She leaves behind a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.

Kay’s giving heart will truly be missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at

Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron NE. Cemetery services will follow at the Crawford Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to Gary.

We are having a potluck BBQ at the Crawford City Park if you would like to bring anything and enjoy some good conversations please come.

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Memorial Service
July 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Chamberlain Chapel - Chadron
1700 Hwy 20
Chadron, NE 69337

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