Ione Knight, 91, of Cape Girardeau, MO, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO.
She was born August 6, 1920 in Wapakoneta, OH to David Christian and Clara Croft Brorein .
She and Wallace R. Knight were married January 22, 1945 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He preceded her in death September 9, 2006.
She was a member of Advance United Methodist Church in Advance, MO. She was a 1937 graduate of Parma, MO. High School. She graduated from Central Methodist College and received her Masters Degree from the University of Missouri Columbia. For 20 years she was the elementary music supervisor in the Poplar Bluff School District. She was a world traveler, a lover of the arts and humanities and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Son - Wallace R. Knight, II and wife, Candace, Collierville, TN
Son - David B. Knight, Cape Girardeau, MO
Daughter - Mary Miller, Jackson, MO
Sister - Mary Margaret Abernathy, Cape Girardeau, MO
Grandchild - Nathan Knight (Melody), Southhaven, MS
Grandchild - Megan Knight, Nashville, TN
Grandchild - Elizabeth Jo Knight, Ballwin, MO
Grandchild - Alex David Knight, Denver, CO
Grandchild - Aaron Foote (Sarah), Gordonville, MO
Grandchild - Andrew Foote, Macon, GA
Great Grandchildren - Nathan Robert Knight, Jr. and Madilynn Knight; Ellie, Mia and Lila Ione Foote; and Colin Poarch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son-in-law, Richard E. "Dick" Miller.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral will be at 11:00am on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the funeral home in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Karen Tropf officiating.
Private burial will be at Bloomfield Veteran's Cemetery at Bloomfield, MO.
Memorial contributions may be given to Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Southeast Hospital Foundation, or the charity of one's choice.