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DECATUR -- Susan Knuffman, 46, of Decatur, IL, passed away peacefully, February 8, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Susan was born September 6, 1972 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Donald and Carolyn (Deverman) Sanders. She married CJ Knuffman on July 20, 1996 in Funk’s Grove, IL.

Susan was a school teacher for Meridian Public School District. She was a member of St. James and St. Patrick’s Parish where she served as an extra ordinary minister and a catechist. She was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was very active with her children’s school organizations and activities.

Surviving are her husband, CJ; children Lydia, Isabella and Cyril A. Knuffman of Decatur, IL; mother, Carolyn Sanders; brother, Jason Sanders (Alicia) of Atlanta, IL; six nieces and two nephews.

Preceding in death are her father, Donald Sanders; son, William Joseph Walter Knuffman; and father-in-law, Cyril D. Knuffman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 PM Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 PM Thursday, February 14, 2019 with prayer service to begin at 4:30 PM at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a trust for an Education Fund for the Knuffman Children will be set up at Busey Bank.

Condolences may be made to Susan’s family at


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