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Marjorie Weber Knaus, 92 and her twin sister were born on December 13, 1918 in Eldon, Iowa. She passed peacefully into the hands of God, June 14, 2011. She lived her 9+ lives tenaciously and to the fullest, wearing many different hats over the years.

Believe it or not, at one point she and her husband of 50 years, James L Knaus, had a chicken ranch in the basement of their midtown apartment where she was general manger. Chicken rancher by night, hospital volunteer by day, where she brought comfort to many people in her cute pink outfit. Being an accomplished artist, she has paintings in homes across the country. She was the operations manager of Handi-Can Disposal which she and Jim co-owned with Robert Hunter. With many rental properties, she had to learn how to remodel, paint, clean and landscape and did it with excellence.

She always showed loving care and support to her family and others. She could cook a mean roast although Dad was really the cook. She drove the kids across town to their art, dance, flying and piano lessons for years and to this day none of them can play a note! She taught her kids to live life with joy and laughter, kindness and generosity. She always loved a party!

She is survived by her twin sister, Martha Burger (Waldo) St Joseph , MO, children Terry Trost (Michael) Kansas City , Steve Knaus (Diane) San Diego , Barbara Kenyon (Randy) Parkville , 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, who already miss her greatly. She is proceeded in death by her husband James L Knaus, parents, Elmer and Hazel Weber, brothers Fred Weber and Raymond Weber.

We want to thank her excellent caregivers, Angie Miller, Zephyr Harris, Elizabeth Davis, Peggy Rowell and Grace Hospice for all their care and support.

A celebration of Marjorie's life will be held Saturday, June 18th at 1:30pm at
Riverstone Retirement, 9000 N Congress, Kansas City , MO 64153.