Joan Knight

Joan Knight

Joan Knight of Martin passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Martin. Joan was born April 19, 1931 in Plainwell the daughter of Allert and Myrtle (Grinage) DeMann. Joan had been employed at Allegan Public Schools as a payroll clerk retiring in 1992. In her leisure time she enjoyed golfing, knitting, playing cards, watching her grandkids play sports, traveling, puzzle books and bowling. On March 30, 1951 at the DeMann Family farm in Martin she married Myron Knight who survives.

Also surviving are her sons, Dennis (Kathy) Knight, Duane (Deb) Knight; daughter-in-law, Marie Knight; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; her sister, Bonnie (David) Colvin and a brother, Ronald (Sharon) DeMann. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Don Knight.

Friends may visit with Joan’s family from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Watson Bible Church with Pastor James Collison officiating with visitation from 10-11 A.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the South Martin Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the Don Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund or Reverence Home Hospice.

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  1. Russ &Marilyn Curry says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    We had so many fun times with the both of you.

    Russ &Marilyn Curry

  2. Scott & Tammy Hollon (next door neighbors for 25 years) says:

    We have enjoyed all of our encounters with Joan, but the last few were especially pleasant. We always referred to her as Grandma Knight, and we always thought of her as beautiful and very strong. We watched her enjoying her family and tried to enjoy our own as much as she has enjoyed hers. We felt as if she was the matriarch of the neighborhood. There is a gaping hole in our neighborhood, her absence is noticible and greatly missed. You ALL have our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We also keep a watchful eye on Myron while he is outside.

  3. Kandy Deurloo says:

    Dear Knight Family,
    I am truly sorry about your loss. Joan was a very special lady. I pray
    God will give you comfort in the days and nights ahead.

  4. Joni VanNieuwenhuyzen says:

    Grandma Knight was a special lady to all who knew her. She was a shining example of perseverance and faithfulness. Joan loved her family and her three sons were her pride and joy; but she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She and Myron made a great team…and they were always there together to support all the Knight teams!!! From the bleachers to the auditorium, she faithfully attended games, events, graduations, recitals and concerts. Grandma Knight will be missed by many and her life should be celebrated……

  5. Helyn Brennan says:

    I will always remember Joan with much love. She was my “payroll” mentor at APS & while we were working together she was nicknamed “Mammy”. I will always remember her sweet smile and the love she had for Myron and her family.

  6. Heather Fuss says:

    Grandma & grandpa knight are like my own grandparents that I didn’t have growing up. I was there all the time with my best friend Natalie. I still enjoy taking a plate of cookies to them every Christmas. She will be missed so very much.

  7. George Brannum says:

    My deepest sympathy to Myron and the Knight family on your loss of Wife and Mother. My Prayer is that GOD will give you the strength & courage to get through this difficult time.

  8. Bob & Nancy Grevenstuk says:

    We extend our deepest sympathy to the Knight family. May you experience God’s comfort, peace and strength in your loss.

  9. Beverly & Jerry Rinehart says:

    So sorry to hear of losing Joan you have our prayers an sympathy. I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend tomorrow’s service.

  10. Beverly & Jerry Rinehart says:

    So sorry to hear of losing Joan you have our prayers and sympathy.

  11. Bob and Jo Chamberlin says:

    Myron, Dennis and all of your family – I know you will miss her greatly. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time. Thinking and praying for you and your families.

  12. Debi Seales says:

    Duane & family~~~
    So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Debi (Hildebrand) Seales

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