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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Nancy J. Knuchel (nee Brooks)

10/04/1937 — 11/24/2021

A close-up photo of Nancy J. Knuchel (nee Brooks) smiling for the camera

Nancy J. Knuchel (nee Brooks), age 84 of Willoughby Hills, passed away November 24, 2021 at Maple Ridge Senior Living. She was born October 4, 1937 in Cleveland to the late Thelma and Howard Brooks.

Nancy was a secretary at Progressive Insurance.

She loved the outdoors, crafts and gardening. She loved her family especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Nancy is the loving wife of the late Karl Knuchel; beloved mother of David (Jodie) Knuchel, Joyce Tekien and Deborah Liu; dearest grandmother of Benjamin Knuchel, Elizabeth (Shawn) McPeak, Danny Kish, Jason Kish, Ryan (Jenn) Kish, Krystle (Steven) Wing, Scott (Lilia) Liu, Nadine Liu, Nicole Liu and the late Joshua Knuchel; great grandmother of Tyler, Mikayla, Hayden, Logan, Ayleah, Colton, Tiffany, Jacob, Nevaeh, Nalani, Khloe and Ryzen; sister of Gary (Terry) Brooks and the late Howard Brooks and Linda (Jim) Kelly; aunt and cousin to many.

The Knuchel family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, December 6, 2021 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (which is located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at The Abbey. Burial at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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2 Replies to “Nancy J. Knuchel (nee Brooks)”

  1. My Aunt Nancy has always been a special person in my life. I remember spending lots of time there as a young child. She always had a witty sense of humor. She always opened up her home to us. My fondest memories where going to her house on the holidays and seeing all the cousins. It was loud but fun except when her dog Sampson would pin my against the couch. Lol. Give my mom a hug for me.


  2. Rena and Jimmy Terrill December 4, 2021 at 3:51 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. Sending prayers for peace and healing during this difficult time.


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