Shawn Harvey Knupp

Shawn Harvey Knupp

Shawn Harvey Knupp, 46, of Anna, lost his battle to cancer Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

He was born on Feb. 9, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Stephen Barry and Lana Sue Fricks Knupp. 

He is survived by his two children, Carson Barry Knupp and Presley Cadence Knupp, both of Elkville; his mother, Lana Knupp of Anna; his father, Stephen Knupp of Goreville; siblings Robert Jefferson Knupp of Chesterfield, Mich., Leslie Lynn (Heath) Kinder of Ware and Stephen Kyle Knupp of Pocahontas; aunts and uncles; nephews; and many friends. 

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. He worked for the Vienna City Police Department and the Johnson County Police Department early in his law enforcement career. Until his health forced his retirement in 2018, he was a full-time police officer for the City of Anna Police Department as well as Jonesboro and Cobden. 

Shawn was a member of Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641 and the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna and the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle whenever he could. 

Shawn was a loving father, he dearly loved his children and spending time with them.    

A memorial visitation was planned from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Everyone who attended was going to be required to wear face coverings and to observe social distancing guidelines. Occupancy of the funeral home was going to be limited to 50 individuals at one time. 

Interment immediately followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard funeral honor team of Marion. 

Memorials can be made to his family to help with expenses. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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