Barbara Jayne Knapp, age 81, of Lake Village, formerly of Eudora, died Thursday, September 2, 2021, at her home. Barbara was born July 24, 1940, in McArthur, AR, to her parents Arthur “Dimp” Doss and Eva Estelle Doss. She married Ralph D Knapp, Sr. on August 10, 1957, in Greenville, MS. She was an active member of Eudora Baptist Church and was a music director at Church of Nazarene in McGehee, AR. Barbara had many achievements in her life including her being the Chamber of Commerce President in Eudora, AR, and the SEARK Community Foundation Director. She was employed for 25 years by Riceland Foods in Eudora as an Office Manager. She graduated from Community Development Institute and was a certified community developer for the leadership program with Entergy. Barbara loved her community and showed that by holding fundraisers for community improvements and developments. She also ran for the Office of State Representative and Chicot County Judge.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph D Knapp, Sr., two daughters, Terri Denise Knapp of Dumas, AR and Aimee Gale Knight and husband Dale of Hamburg, AR, one son, Ralph Dale Knapp, Jr. and wife Floice of Monticello, AR, two sisters, Lavaun Smith and husband James of McGehee, AR and Sue Russell and husband Steve of Strong, AR, one twin brother, Bob Doss and wife Brenda of Calgary, Canada, and three grandchildren, Peyton Knight, Parker Knight, and Brayden Knapp and wife Ashlyn.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Vivian Condry, and, Dorothy Thomas, one brother, Billy Doss.
A private service for immediate family will be held at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village, AR on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 1:00 pm.
Graveside service and visitation will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Eudora on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 2:30 pm under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas.
Memorials may also be made to Hospice Home Care of Monticello, 990 Hwy 425 N., Monticello, AR 71655.