Joan Knibbs, age 86
of Porter, passed away on September 29, 2017, at her home surrounded by her
She was born on
October 8, 1930, in Chicago, IL, to John and Harriet Shaddon, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On July 16, 1955,
in Chicago, IL, she married Loren John Knibbs who survives in Porter.
She is also
survived by her children: Charles Loren (Mary Lou) Knibbs of Chicago, IL,
Donald William (Anne) Knibbs of Chicago, IL, James John (Leigh) Knibbs of
Chicago, IL, Susan Mary Knibbs of Chicago, IL, Kenneth Ray Knibbs of
Chicago, IL, Richard Paul Knibbs of Chicago IL, and Doreen (Jim) Knibbs
Bernard of Tinley Park, IL; fourteen grandchildren and twelve
Joan was an active
member of Porter United Methodist Church. She worked tirelessly on behalf of
the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry for more than twenty years. She worked
as a Registered Nurse for many years, and later founded the Duneland Medical
Loan Closet. She was a member of Fenger High School and then Morgan Park
High School’s Local School Councils. She volunteered at the Maple Morgan
Park Food Pantry as well as Contact Chicago Crisis Hotline and was also a
volunteer usher at Chicago Theater. She drove for Illinois Wings and Meals
on Wheels. She was a member of Friends of the Dunes and Save the Dunes and
worked on many of their volunteer activities including the annual Native
Plants Sale and keeping hiking trails clean at Indiana Dunes State Park.
A Celebration of
Life will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Porter United Methodist
Church, 100 E Beam St., Porter, IN, 46304, at 2 p.m. with a visitation from
1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Pastor Dee Miller will be
In lieu of flowers,
please make memorial donations to your local food pantry.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be