Deborah Knight

Deborah Knight

Deborah Knight of Otsego passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Kalamazoo. Deb was born July 25, 1955 in Allegan to Earl and Frances (Otten) Blanchard and was a lifelong resident of the area.

For 22 years Deb was employed with MCTI as accounts payable supervisor. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling, reading, casinos, playing cards, bingo and haunted houses on Halloween. Deb loved planning the annual Knight family treasure hunt.

On January 7, 1972 in Otsego she married Bruce Knight, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Jeff (Kim) Knight and Jody (Jim Leonard) Sebright, both of Otsego; six grandchildren, Taylor, Sam, Kyllee, Courtney, Bailey and Hannah; her brother, Allan (Linda) Blanchard of Otsego; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her father in 1975, her mother in 2011 and her sister, Shirley, in 2009.

Friends may visit with Deb’s family Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 12 Noon to 1 P.M. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the United Methodist Church of Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Deb may be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, 2520 Elisha Avenue, Zion, IL  60099.

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  1. Linda Lyons says:

    Bruce and family, so sorry for your loss of Deb, she was a amazing lady, she will be missed.

  2. Micky Chamberlain says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I am so glad that she was able to attend the MCTI picnic this summer and we were able to spend time with Deb.

  3. Tom and Carrie Hall says:

    Bruce and Family,
    Your in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May you feel God’s love and comfort. Deb was a great woman who loved her family with a deep love. I’m sure she will be missed.

  4. Linda and Randy Taft says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our family sends thoughts and prayers.

  5. Joe and Kelly Sherwood says:

    Bruce and family… very sorry for your loss. Deb was such a special lady and will be missed. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers!

  6. Ken and Toni Coburn says:

    We have you all in our prayers. Bruce, Jeff, Jody, Taylor, Sam, Kyllee, Courtney, Bailey and Hannah; thank you for letting Toni and myself be a part of yours lives over the years. If one word would describe the meaning of friend>>>>>>>it would be Knight. Deb will always be in our hearts and thoughts.

  7. Ty Swinehart says:

    Deb was was a great co-worker and friend. She was always nice to everybody and cared for all. Deb is the best poem writer ever. She would send eveybody who retired off with a beautiful poem from her heart. She will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayer are with Bruce and the family.

  8. Toni Bòoth says:

    Bruce and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Michael Snodgrass says:

    Bruce and Family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I worked with Deb for all the time she worked at M.C.T.I and loved her sence of humor and laughter, I met her on her first day and remember it well. She will be missed by all.

  10. Jerry & Marilyn Fenner (Welcher) says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time.

  11. Bill ;and Robin Jirgens says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will miss Deb deeply. So many wonderful memories of time spent with you and all of your family. Deb was a special friend.

  12. Kelly Williston says:

    Bruce and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Deb was a wonderful coworker at MCTI, and I admire her love and commitment to her family. Her office was always filled with great family photographs.

  13. Holly Bowker says:

    Dear Bruce and family…so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. I will never forget all of our fun days together at the bank. There were so many happy fun memories Deb & I had with Joel & Elaine…those were the days. I still share all our stories and funny events we had together because those days were some of the best in my life. She was such a great person and touched so many lives. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, just know she is in a better place. Love to all, Holly Bowker

  14. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    May the Angels in Heaven surround Deb as she enters into Heaven!
    Blessings and prayers to all of you!

  15. Ed and Laura Birdsall says:

    We are sorry for your loss Bruce and Family. Your in our thoughts during this time of sadness and difficulty.

  16. Caren Roberts and Family says:

    Sincerely sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Teresa and Kory Price says:

    Bruce, Jeff, Jody, and families,
    My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. Deb was a great lady. She will be greatly missed. We will all see her again someday.

  18. Laura Dalrymple says:

    May the Lord our savior be with you and enfold Deb in his loving arms Bless you all

  19. Rev. Brian Tice says:

    Bruce, Jeff, & Jody:
    My condolences on your loss. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Tom and Pam lewis says:

    Bruce and family. We are deeply saddened by Deb’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all. May God bless you.

  21. Sally Merrill Perrin says:

    Bruce and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Deb was a very special women. Will miss her laugh.

  22. Bruce and Kris Moran says:

    we are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and your family during these tough times.

  23. Eileen Buckley says:

    Bruce and Family, Deb was a wonderful lady and co-worker. I also remember sharing our love for the K-wings. She will be greatly missed.

  24. John & Diane Glessner says:

    Dear Bruce & family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She looked so good at Relay for Life this fall and at Bernie & Barb’s party. She was a fighter for sure! May God’s comfort and peace be with you all as you go through this sad time. We will be praying for you and asking God to give you his loving strength. With Love, The Glessners

  25. Gayle says:

    I am at a loss for words. Sending my heartfelt sympathy.

  26. Kay Watson says:

    God hold all of you close during this time on all of your lives.
    Rest in Peace Deb.

  27. Betty Root says:

    Bruce and family I’m so sorry for your loss,she meant so much to her family and friends,my prayers to you

  28. Sandy Brink (Blaine) says:

    Dear Bruce:

    I am so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She looked so good when I saw you both at the Old Mill. My prayers go out to you and your family. Brian sends his condolences also. Deb sure was a wonderful lady and a fighter!

  29. Michelle Harris says:

    Bruce and family, What sticks out in my mind about Deb is that she truly cared for people. She loved you and the rest of your family so much. It was very evident at work. You all are blessed to have had her loyal love. Hang onto that. She also wasn’t afraid to stick up for people that were wronged. I remember a time she set the record straight. She didn’t even have to but she was brave enough to care. Keep her traditions going and lean on each other. Prayer and love to all of you.

  30. Zarlene Main says:

    Bruce and family: No words can express the sadness of losing a loved one. Sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deb’s spirit will live on as we all share the memories she so gifted us with.

  31. Sherry Gagnon Gorby says:

    So sorry to hear of Deb ‘ s passing. It was wonderful to see her in September when a few of us classmates went to the fair in Allegan. She will be missed, please know Bruce that you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless

  32. lyle selby says:

    so sorry bruce an kids even though we stoped seeing each other she was still one of my best friends I think back an there are a lot of memores I know it will be hard on you bruce because I went thru it 2 years ago an I still cry for no reason just out of the blue anyway I feel for ya if you want to talk or need anything call I didn’t find out until fryday when jacky an jen called me at 1 lyle

  33. Pattye Cox says:

    Bruce and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thought for you and family.

  34. Kay Snyder says:

    Bruce… I’m sending my heart felt sympathy to you and your family I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

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