Ora Jean Kniphfer, age 88, passed away September 18, 2021, after a long battle with dementia.
Ora Jean was born on July 4, 1933, in Glennville, GA. She moved to Savannah, GA in 1951, and retired from Hercules, Inc after 33 yeas as a traffic manager.
Ora Jean was an avid baker and gardener and had a love for flowers. She was devoted to her family and was a proud “Granny” to her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She was also a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church.
Ora Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Lauda G. and Cinnie B. DeLoach, her husband, Bobby H. Kniphfer of 51 years, and three brothers and three sisters. Ora Jean is survived by her daughter, Judy Patterson (Neal), her granddaughter, Catherine Beasley (John), great-granddaughter Madeleine Beasley, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Greenwich Cemetery at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Dear Judy and family, I was so saddened to read of your mother’s recent passing. I will always remember her as a kind and godly woman. I know my parents thought very highly of her. With love and sympathy, Debbie
- Debbie Cameron, Savannah, Ga
so sorry to hear about jean i worked with her at hercules for many years she was a wonderful person to work with my prayers are with your family
- THOMAS H WHITTLE, Rincon, 10
I am truly sorry for the passing of Jean. She was a stalwart person and one of the most outstanding people I ever worked with. She world is truly a lesser place without her, but I pray for the family and know she will RIP.
- Charlie Wells, Richmond Hill, GA
Judy, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a very fine lady and I enjoyed visiting with her. I know you’re devastated. After Covid started we have stayed at home and avoided people because both of our immune systems are compromised and we’ve been told we would not survive Covid. So we’ve become hermits. My cell phone crashed and I lost all my phone numbers and contact email addresses. If Covid gets under control I’ll stop by and see y’all.
- Mickey, Crescent , GA
Judy, Neal & Catherine, My condolences to you for your loss. I know Ms. Kniphfer loved the vegetable gardens that Neal used to plant. I never met her, but I'm sure she was a fine lady. I miss the times when Neal visited with 'Mac'. Stay safe and may God bless you and your family.
- Dale kiefer, Allenhurst, GA