Born: February 04, 1938
Died: May 24, 2014
Elizabeth "Liz" Knight, 76, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Prairie Village Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Litchfield, the daughter of Vernor and Mary Ellen Brooks Swires. She married Larry Knight Sr. in 1956, and he survives.
She is also survived by her son, Larry Knight Jr., and her daughter, Cindy (Brad) Evans, both of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Kristen (Chad) Shortridge of Great Lakes, Tony (Courtney) Knight of Norfolk, VA, and Sarah and Shannon Evans, both of Jacksonville; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her foster-parents who raised her in their home, Eva and Lloyd Lewey.
Early in her life, Mrs. Knight worked at J. Capps & Sons. Later, she became owner/operator of the Headhunter Beauty Salon for many years. She attended Church of Faith & Deliverance, and she enjoyed crafts and sewing.
A graveside memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com. Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the arrangements.