Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


November 5, 2013

John W. Knarr, 87

John W. Knarr, 87, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, at Heritage House, Greensburg.

John was born in Harris City, Dec. 22, 1925, a son of the late Mamie (Fisher) and Harry Knarr. He Married Willa (Merritt), Aug. 25, 1968.

John worked as a Farmer on the same farm for 66 years and was a member of Union Baptist Church his entire life. He also served as president of Union Baptist Cemetery.

He served in the US Army in World War Two, serving in the European Theater, 13th Tank Battalion. He received two battle stars for the Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns.

He is survived by his wife Willa and by daughters: DeeDee, wife of Roy Cross, Columbus; Jane, wife of Bill Hitchcock, Greensburg; son: Rollin, husband of Barbara Merritt, of Seymour; and William, husband of Sheral Merritt, Greensburg; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

John was preceded in death by his father and mother (Harry and Mamie Knarr); stepmother: Mary Knarr; sister: Mary Fromer; two daughters: Karen Innis and Roxy Merritt; two grandsons: Andy Merritt and Robert Brown; and one great granddaughter.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. 4, at Union Baptist Church, Greensburg, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church, Greensburg.

Text Only
  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 22 1 to 3 p.m. - Euchre at

    April 19, 2014

  • Hoosiers need to move over for workers GREENSBURG - Hoosiers need to slow down and move over to allow a cushion of space for vehicles stopped on the road's shoulder, particularly on the interstates. National Work Zone Awareness Week was last week and the 17th anniversary of Indiana State

    April 19, 2014

  • Lunch Menus April 21 – April 25 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Pizza, grape tomatoes, strawberries and cake, milk Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, ice cream, milk Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, casserole, applesauce, milk Thu

    April 19, 2014

  • Graduation rates high GREENSBURG -- Greensburg and South Decatur High schools had among the best graduation rates in the state last year. North Decatur High School ranked near the middle, but still above the state average. Greensburg reported a graduation rate of 99.3 per

    April 19, 2014

  • nws-gb041914-pig virus photo Pig virus taking toll GREENSBURG -- When Decatur County farmer Jeff Smiley ducked into the nursery barn, about two dozen piglets rushed into a corner of their pen, their pinkish hides bouncing into one another like a porcine version of bumper cars. The piglet's round nose

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041914-santee fire station - pic1 (please place on pg1) Clarksburg Vol. Fire Department breaks ground on Station 2 CLARKSBURG -- In 2012, members of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Board of Directors proposed building a new Firehouse to service the Lake Santee Community. CVFD Board President Wayne Geiss recalls that construction of a separate Fire

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in lig

    April 19, 2014

  • Church Briefs Liberty Baptist Church Sunday, April 20 - Resurrection Sunday Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with the women doing the program. Following the Sunrise service the men of the congregation will serve Easter B

    April 19, 2014

  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos