Frances Kay (Knupp) Arnold

October 16, 1946 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 74)


Frances Kay Arnold, age 74 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Centerville Specialty Care.

She was born on October 16, 1946, the daughter of Daniel and Lola (Saylor) Knupp.  Frances graduated from Memphis High School in Memphis, Missouri in 1965. 

In her free time, she enjoyed many hobbies, including reading and walking outdoors.

Left to honor her memory include her three children, Daniel (Ana) Blumer of Moberly, Missouri, Samuel Blumer of Centerville, Iowa, and Dawna (Robert) Beck of Centerville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Rick Dylan Blumer, Daniel Johnston, Schyler Beck, Megan Beck, Jakob Blumer, and R.J. Tapia; a great grandchild, Ryatt Johnston; one sister, Donna Nikkel of Ottumwa, Iowa; as well as several other family members, including nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Lola Knupp; and two brothers, Jim and Danny Knupp.

According to family wishes, cremation has been accorded.  There are no scheduled services at this time.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to American Legion, Post 214 and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at   

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