King-Lynk Obituary – Sydney Ruth Knapp, 89, of Fort Madison

Sydney Ruth Knapp, 89, of Ft. Madison passed away on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 6:59 a.m. at the West Point Care Center.
   She was born on March 28, 1928 in Ft. Madison to Donald and Helen Bradshaw Dowell.  On August 19, 1960 Sydney married James Edward Knapp in Burlington.  She worked for eight years at Sheaffer Pen Co. and then was a homemaker.  She enjoyed shopping, decorating, sewing and especially loved to dance.  Sydney was a former member of the Santa Fe United Methodist Church.  She loved her family very much and was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
   Survivors include her husband, James Knapp of Ft. Madison; two daughters, Terry Schneider and Lynn Snowden of Ft. Madison; three sons, David Knapp of Columbus, OH, Jamie (Jean) Knapp of Storm Lake, IA and Russell (Shaun) Knapp of Shawnee, KS; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one brother, Russell (Colleen) Dowell of Huntley, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
   Friends may call after 2 p. m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 4-6p.m..  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Jim Luder officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
  A memorial has been established in her memory and online condolences may be left at

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