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Nancy A. Knetzer

Posted on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Nancy Ann (Towsley) Knetzer, 81, of Goshen, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12.

She was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 10, 1932, the daughter of Paul G. and Mary Frances (Groff) Towsley.

Nancy loved animals, especially her dogs and horses. She was an active member of the Greencastle Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and also designed the Indiana DAR state logo.

Nancy married Herschel C. Knetzer on Aug. 22, 1953. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Janell K. Voss (Bill), Gordon L. Knetzer (Pamela) and Lorita K. Bill (Pete); her grandchildren, Matthew Voss, Mary Johnston, Lauren Kopf, Jacquelyn Knetzer, Chelsea Bill and Christopher Bill; her great-grandson, John Johnston III; her siblings, John Towsley, Thomas Towsley and Virginia Peters; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Flanner and Buchanan-Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with visitation from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 C.R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507. A tribute to Nancy's life may be viewed online at, where condolences may be shared with her family.