Rosa Lee Knecht , age 84, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

She was born on June 19, 1934 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Walter W. Arnett and the late Minnie Bentley Arnett.

She was a lifetime member of the Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church who enjoyed cooking and caring for various family members. She was very proud that she never missed a day of school while growing up. Rosa retired from the Life Care Center of Banner after many years of service.

She was preceded in death by her Father, Walter W. Arnett; Mother, Minnie Arnett; Husband, Kenneth Gordan Knecht; Five Brothers, Charlie Dewey Arnett, Clyde Arnett, Paul Arnett, Ralph Arnett, Coy Arnett; Sister, Alma Austin; Special Friend, Sylvia Storie Tipton.

Rosa leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Daughter, Wanda Knecht of Banner Elk, NC, Son, Kenneth (Rhonda) Knecht of Rural Hall, NC, Granddaughter, Kayla (Tommy) Gregg of Hendersonville, NC, Special Friend, Sharon Gardner of Banner Elk, NC.

Services for Rosa Lee Knecht will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from the Grandfather Chapel of the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the White Rock Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 pm on Thursday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and thanks to the Nurses and Staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge and to Life Care Center of Banner Elk. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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