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Stella Opal Knight

March 14, 1911 ~ March 24, 2012 (age 101)
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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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