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Nannie Jean (Kuhn) Klaput

Born: Sat., Nov. 27, 1926
Died: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God Church

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Nannie Jean Klaput, 93, of Freeport, passed away peacefully at Concordia Hospice on Sunday, February 9, 2020 surrounded by her family and loved ones as she began her final journey. Nannie’s visit on earth began on November 27, 1926, in Cadogan, as one of the first recorded set of triplets born in Armstrong County. She and brothers, John and Bert were born to the late Bert and Nancy Schrecengost Kuhn. She grew up in Cadogan and attended Ford City High School. On July 2, 1945, Nannie married the love of her life, Joseph H. Klaput, Sr. After his release from the Army Air Corps, they relocated to Freeport, and shared over 64 years together before his death in 2010. Primarily a home-maker, Nannie was employed by Schenley Distillery in the 1940’s and was a house-mother for Citizen’s General Hospital School of Nursing in the 1970’s. She also volunteered at the local election polls and at Allegheny Valley Hospital for a number of years. Nannie loved to sing and dance, and it was a joy to watch her glide across the dance floor in Joe’s arms. An adventurer, Nannie delighted in travel, visiting all 50 states, most of the counties in Pennsylvania, as well as 14 countries in Europe and Asia, and her home was dotted with mementos of her many experiences. But she always said there was no place she preferred to Freeport. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Freeport, and was active with Silver Sneakers at the Natrona Height YMCA prior to her move to Concordia, Cabot, in 2016. Above all else, Nannie treasured her family. She was a loving wife, mother and friend, and touched many more lives than she would ever realize. She will be greatly missed and forever cherished by daughters Nancy (Andrew) Ruffner and Donna (Steven) Gardner, both of Freeport; brother Leo (Doris) Kuhn and brother-in-law Lloyd Jack, both of Cadogan; sister-in-law Delphine Klaput of Michigan; grandchildren Andrew (Tina) Ruffner, Jenni Valenti, Kerri (Ben) Clepper, Joseph Klaput III, Jessica Klaput, Brian (Lisa) Gardner, and Sean (Patti) Gardner; great grandchildren Jacob, Julia, Gracie, Cole, Keira, Molly, Andy, Finn, Abby, Claire, Kye, Cora and Jayden; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Nannie was preceded in death by her son, Joseph H. Klaput, Jr, and sisters Katherine Wilson, Helen Kuhn, Agnes Buzzinotti, Dorothy Younkins, and Shirley Jack, and her triplet brothers John and Bert Kuhn. Friends will be received Thursday February 13th from 4 - 8 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home, Inc., 524 High Street, Freeport. A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 am on Friday February 14th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St Mary, Mother of God Church, 608 High Street, Freeport with Father Ronald Maquinana officiating. Burial will be beside her husband, Joe in St Mary’s Cemetery, Freeport. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Nannie to the American Cancer Society to honor her loved ones affected by this terrible disease.

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Patricia Johnston
   Posted Tue February 11, 2020

Mauve Memories was sent by The Walter and Wanda Cousins. .

With love for our precious Aunt Nannie and sympathy to her wonderful family. God be with you all. From the Walter & Wanda Klaput children: Maryann Spencer, Patti Johnston, Victor Klaput and Wendy Bechdel.

Paul White
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to you, Nancy and Donna, and your entire family. May your mother be granted eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine on her.
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Beverly Bowser
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Nanny Jo was A lovely person and it was my honor to have met her, my condolences, God Bless.

John Karabinos
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
The Freeport area has lost yet another wonderful woman. She was such a great neighbor & friend to me and my daughter when we moved to BJ. Our prayers are with the family. She will be missed by many.

Philippa Ames-Friend
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Sending our love and sympathy from my family.

Chris Berry Dananay
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
My sincere condolences to Nancy and Donna and your families my mom always look forward to Nanny’s visits I’m sure you’re going to miss her

Judi McCrea Berdell
   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Joseph & Nancy Gorsha
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Wishing you all comfort and peace for the loss of your dearest mother.

Joseph & Nancy Gorsha

David Smiesko
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
To Nancy and Tink and the rest of the Klaput family,
please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother.
I will keep the both of you and your family in my prayers.

Bob and Karen Crissman
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
The Klaput family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great person and we were so glad to have known her. Sympathy and hugs to all.

Vickie Hooks
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Donna and family,

The Hooks family and the 78th PVI, Co. F send our deepest sympathies to you. Your mother raised you well Donna. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Your mother continues to live on through you. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

Ed and Kathy Klaput
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Aunt Nanny's family and her. She was a wonderful mother, woman, and Aunt and we all have cherished memories to recall and reflect upon. May she rest in Peace and be reunited with Uncle Joe in Heaven. God Bless.
Ed and Kathy and family.

Greg Kovalchick
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
All of us at CVS Natrona Heights express our heartfelt sympathy to all the family on Nannie's passing. She recently stopped by and was a bundle of energy and full of life. Although she is gone from us, it's comforting to know she lived a full life and enjoyed the family she cherished and had chance to see the world in her travels. I know her late husband was on hand at Heaven's gate to welcome her, with open arms and a long awaited loving embrace.

Marlene Young
   Posted Wed February 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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