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Cynthia J. Schuknecht 1922 - 2008

Cynthia J. Schuknecht

Cynthia J. Schuknecht

Cynthia Jocelyn McKee Schuknecht, 85, of Phoenix, died Jan. 11, 2008. She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Mt. Clemens, Mich. She was the eighth child of Mark T. McKee and Angelina Fink McKee.

She met Neil Schuknecht in Honolulu, and they were married on March 7, 1950, in Reno, Nev.

One of her jobs led to an opportunity to meet and mingle with the original seven astronauts in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Her greatest joys in life were being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She also enjoyed Bible study, volunteering in her community, serving her family and friends, and attending all of the McKee Family Reunions. Her greatest passion was continually growing closer to Jesus, family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Neil Schuknecht; her children Konrad Schuknecht, Krys (Carl) Ranno, Kory (Gail) Schuknecht and Kelli (Scott) Spleiss of Camp Verde; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cynthias favorite charity: Scottsdale Bible Church Elders Fund, 7601 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85260.

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