Marcia M. Knapton, 92, of Penn Yan, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan.
Marcia was born in Penn Yan Oct. 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Marshall and Bertha (Cheney) Trenchard. She graduated Salutatorian of Dundee High School Class of 1942. Marcia worked for many years for the Karlnoski Veterans Home in Dundee, and then as a Home Health Aide for Yates County Public Health Dept. Marcia enjoyed spending her time with family, tending her garden, and baking cookies to share.
Marcia is survived by her son, Dean (Grace) Knapton, grandchildren, Kyle (Rachel) Knapton, Peter Seward, Sheri (Larry) Mickelsen, Lori Sprague; several great-grandchildren including Alexis (Nick) Mickelsen; sister-in-law Eleanor Schoonover; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marcia was predeceased by her husband, Bernard C. Knapton Aug. 15, 2009; daughter, Bonnie Robinson Aug. 3, 2011; sister, Laura Howell; and brothers, Elden, Maynard and Paul Trenchard.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan with the Rev. John Busch. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Marcia’s name to the Sampson Theater, P.O. Box 106, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
Friends and family may share memories of Marcia at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com