In Loving

Robert E. Knabenshue, Jr.

February 28, 1965 – January 19, 2022

Robert E. Knabenshue, Jr., of Mechanicsville, Virginia, formerly of Masontown, PA, passed away on January 19, 2022, with his loved ones by his side.  He courageously battled cancer for almost 3 years.  He leaves behind his wife, Kathie; and his beautiful daughters, Faith and Grace.  He also leaves behind his mother, Darleen Knabenshue-Farmer (Alfred); and his siblings, Christine David (Arthur), Brenda Galie (Eric) and Michael Knabenshue.  Bob graduated from German Township High School in 1983.  He enjoyed playing football and baseball.  He also loved hunting and going fishing, especially with his Pap Bailey.  In later years, he became an avid fly fisherman and wanted nothing more than to be in the mountain streams.  He also had a passion for the Steelers.  He never missed a Steelers game. He served in the United States Air Force for 6 years. Afterwards he worked in the Radiology industry and later he worked as an independent insurance agent mainly in the senior market.  A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11am at Mechanicsville Christian Center, 8061 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville VA 23111.  A short visitation time will be held at 10 before the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Mechanicsville Christian Center Missions at

Celebration of Life


Mechanicsville Christian Center

8061 Shady Grove Rd.

Mechanicsville VA 23111


Thursday, January 27, 2022


11:00 am

(Visitation one hour prior)

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  1. Beth Heath January 21, 2022 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Praying for you and the girls during this difficult time.

  2. Vangie Hendrickson January 21, 2022 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    It has been a long, hard journey and am thankful for the Lord carrying all of you through this. May the Lord grant you peace, comfort, and strength during this season. Much Love, The Hendrickson Family

  3. Uncle Jim & Aunt Lanette January 21, 2022 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    We will continue our Prayer’s for you, Niece Kathie , Faith & Grace. We Love You All Very Much !!!

  4. Susan and Glenn Stutz January 22, 2022 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Words are never enough during this time, Praying for the Peace that passes all understanding.

  5. Richard Welles III January 24, 2022 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Praying for comfort for his entire family.

  6. Amma Abbey January 24, 2022 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Thinking of you and praying for comfort, peace and solace at this time. Love in Christ, Amma Abbey & family

  7. Melinda Patterson January 24, 2022 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Praying for God’s peace and comfort to carry you and the girls through this trying time.

  8. Kathy Davis January 24, 2022 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Kathie. Prayers to you and your family during this impossible time.

  9. Juda Mason January 24, 2022 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you for loving Bob so well and showing us all your love of the Lord. Bless you, Kathie and Faith and Grace. Praying for your days and nights, may you each find comfort in our Lord’s great love.

  10. Misti Bins January 26, 2022 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    So grateful to be able to witness you faithfully love and cherish your blessings over this journey! You are all n in my prayers!

  11. Kathy Talcott January 26, 2022 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Kathie, im so sorry for your loss. May Gods Peace
    be with you and your girls during thid difficult time.

  12. Karen Meyer January 26, 2022 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Kathie, you are a loving and caring spouse and mom, and you are a good and faithful daughter of the one true Lord. May you and your family find comfort in each other, and in the love and prayers being showered upon you at this most difficult time. Rest easy in the arms of our Father, with the full knowledge He is with you. Always. Love you!

  13. Wilma Culley January 26, 2022 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Your family’s are in my prayers???

  14. Cindy Smith January 26, 2022 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Continuing to lift up your family and we know God will be faithful to each of you and comfort the ache in your hearts. He is making a way for you.

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