Allyce J. Kneer, age 74, of Galloway, OH (formerly of Bartonville, IL and Fredonia, NY), went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 17, 2022.
She was born in Peoria, IL. She survived polio at age 6. At 13, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and grew into a faithful prayer warrior. (John 3:16) She graduated from Peoria Central High School in 1965 and attended the Midwest School of Business. In September of 1966, she married William Kneer, Jr (deceased.) They divorced in 1986. In 1988, she graduated from SUNY College at Fredonia with a BA in History. For many years she taught Sunday School, VBS, and Confirmation classes. She also served 2 years as President of the local Christian Women’s Club in NY.
Allyce had mad sewing skills. She was an avid reader of history and mysteries. She was a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs, Billy Joel, pro golf, and Perry Mason. She loved to travel. Chicago was her favorite city. She was generous, kind, adventurous, courageous, and a hard worker. This past year, Allyce was learning Tai Chi in Zoom classes. Her children and grandchildren were her joy.
Allyce was preceded in death by parents: Edward and Jewell McClintick: and nephew, Kevin Prill.
She is survived by daughters: Megan (Richard) Pencek and Rachel (Robert) West; Sister: Sylvia Prill; Nephew: Edward (Brittany) Prill; Niece: Julie Prill; Grandchildren: Sara West, Lindsay Pencek, Benjamin West, and Aidan (Ariel) Pencek; Grand-nieces and grand-nephew: Alexandria, Presley, Pailyn, and Porter; Great-granddaughter, Hadassah Grace, whose February birth is lovingly and joyfully awaited; Best friend and longtime prayer partner: Jocelyn DeYoung.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held later this summer.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local library.
Most sincere thanks to the Neuro ICU staff at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
The Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, OH 43162, assisted the family. Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to the family.