Barbara Miller Knipe

Honored by:Lynn Knipe
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Barbara Miller Knipe was born Barbara Ellen Miller in Fremont Sandusky County, Ohio on April 14, 1953 the second of four children of Donald and Helen (Thorbahn) Miller. Raised on a 150 acre family farm Barbara was active in 4-H showing cattle at the Sandusky County Fair the Black Swamp Angus Show and the Ohio State Fair. She was also Black Swamp Angus Queen and the Sandusky County Beef Queen. Barbara attended elementary school at Lindsey and graduated from Fremount-Ross High School in 1971.

In school she was active in vocal music basketball and Girls Athletic Association. Barbara majored in Physical and Health Education at the Ohio State University graduating in 1975. While attending college she was active as a 'little sister' and was chosen as Sweetheart for two years in the Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity. She completed her M.A. (1977) and Ph.D. (1985) degrees in Education (Adapted Physical Education) at the Ohio State University. She has worked in the Physical Education Departments at Montana State University and Iowa State University andcurrently works for Heartland Area Education Agency Ankeny in Adapted Physical Education. More recently she has completed requirements for certification in School Psychology and has developed a keen interest in Traumatic Brain Injury. She is a strong advocate of children with disabilities.

After arriving in Ames in 1984 she met Lynn Knipe and they were married in November of 1986 in Lindsey, Ohio. She gave birth to Emily Miller Knipe on November 30, 1994. Barbara's other interests include music ballroom and line dancing gardening cross-stitching and traveling.

-Contributed by Lynn Knipe