Stella Opal Knight

Born: Tue., Mar. 14, 1911
Died: Sat., Mar. 24, 2012


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Wed., Mar. 28, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Wed., Mar. 28, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mrs. Stella Opal Knight, 101, a resident of the LaBelle Manor Nursing Home since 2007,  formerly of Quincy, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday (March 24, 2012) in LaBelle Manor Nursing Home.

   Born March 14, 1911, near Mercer Missouri, Stella was the eldest daughter of  Bert and Bertha A. Sego Whan. She married George William Knight on September 23, 1930 in Bermidji, Minnesota. He preceded her in death in 1969.

   Stella and George moved to Quincy in the late 1930's where she found employment at the Quincy Hotel, Weems Laundry, S.S. Kresges, Shopper's Fair and later at Motorola.  In the early 1950's, Stella graduated from Gem City Business College and was employed by Adams County F. S. and Quincy Adjustment Bureau. She later worked for Quincy Memorial Park as an accountant, advancing to sales representive until her retirement the late 1970's.

   Stella attended Bethel Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and will be remembered by her family for a life well lived.

   Survivors include a son, George Daniel Knight and his wife Joyce of Quincy; three step children, Jim Elder and his wife Dede of Quincy, Tammy Hogge and her husband Andrew of Quincy and Tracey Gross of St. Louis, MO; eight step grandchilden; a sister, Lois Darlene Kurk and her husband Robert of Lewistown, MO; a sister in law, Della Whan of Knox City, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Orval Whan, Elmer Whan, Homer Whan and Rodney Whan.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by  the Rev. George Tomko. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.                    
   Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Residents Country Store at LaBelle Manor Nursing Home.

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Rosemary Tenvorde
   Posted Wed March 28, 2012
Dear Family of Stella,

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort and love at this time of sorrow at Stella''s homegoing; but, she is Heaven''s gain.

I worked with Stella while at the Adams County Farm Bureau for many years. She and I became very good friends and especially after finding out we were born again Christians. We maintained contact for years after our lives took different directions. Stella was a very special person, bringing sunshine and a positive attitutde into the room where she was; you couldn''t help being drawn to her.

Mothers and sisters are very special people and I know she will be missed by all. I know we don''t want to give our loved ones up but God needed her more at this time. May God richly bless and comfort you with the wonderful memories of fun times with her. I trust you are all looking forward to the time you''ll be reunited for eternity in heaven, not only with Stella but with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

In Christian Love,
Rosemary Tenvorde (Bowers)
Mendon, IL

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