Knapp, Diane Ruth
Diane Ruth Knapp, age 64, of Phoenix Arizona, passed from her battle with lung cancer on October 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her Father, Duane M. Knapp. Diane was born in North Platte, NE in 1956, attended elementary school at Our Redeemer Lutheran School, Adams Junior High, and North Platte Senior High School.
Diane lived life with gusto, made friends wherever she went, and was the first to offer help and care to someone in need. This was most evidenced by her leadership in the establishment of Celebrate Recovery at her faith home, Living Streams Church, Phoenix, AZ. Diane was able to leverage her personal journey to lead and mentor many, as they traveled the road to addiction recovery. She was generous to a fault with her family and friends, spoiling her nieces and nephews at birthdays and holidays. Diane was a joy to her family and friends, and was known for her superb sense of art, fashion, and decorating. She attended Patricia Steven's College of Fashion Design and Modeling, Omaha, NE, and graduated from the Arizona School of Real Estate. She was able to use her skills and passion to become a successful relator and Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant.
We celebrate her life and give deep thanks for her peace and comfort in heaven with our Savior Jesus. Diane lead her life in the footsteps of Jesus, witnessing her faith to many and serving as Jesus served. Her faith community and friends will deeply miss her outward faith and mission.
She will be dearly missed on this earth by her mother, Virginia Knapp (North Platte, NE); sister's Brenda Knapp-Polzin & Husband David Polzin (Minneapolis, MN), Lucille (Knapp) Goldberg & Husband Mitchell Goldberg (Prescott, AZ); brother Steven Knapp and wife MariJo (North Platte, NE); many nieces and nephews and her feline "baby" - Bella. Her memorial service is scheduled for October 20th 10:30am at Living Streams Church, 7000 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020. A graveside internment service will be held in North Platte, Nebraska early November.
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