|Mrs. Katherine Elise McKnight, age 102, of Murfreesboro, passed away on October 26, 2012 at Adams Place. Mrs. McKnight was born in Lee County Happy, Ark., and was the daughter of the late A. J. and Clyde Mae McDaniel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband S. D. McKnight and sister Annie Mae Robertson. She is survived by her son Steve and (Pat) McKnight of Murfreesboro, TN and a daughter KaKi and (Richard) Power Bethesda, MD; grandchildren, Lance and (Barbara) McKnight of Houston, Texas, Troy and (Andrea) McKnight of Murfreesboro, Susanna Cowan and (Ross McSweeney) of Chicago, Daniel Power of Bethesda, Md.; step-granddaughter, Tina and (Adam) Petrig of Murfreesboro TN; great-grandchildren, Kendall McKnight of Houston, Alexis McKnight and Chaney McKnight; step great-grandchildren, Brandon Petrig and Lindsey Petrig all of Murfreesboro; special nieces, Trecia Hays of Memphis, Barbara Knapp of Phoenix, Ariz., Jean Kilpatrick of Memphis, and Frances and (Maurice) Douglas of Germantown, Tenn., and many great nieces and nephews.
She graduated with a B.S. Degree from Rhodes College and a Master’s Degree from M.T.S.C. She was a Librarian at Mitchell Neilson for many years. She was a member of D.A.R. and the Murfreesboro Sewing Guild. She enjoyed traveling all over the world to learn different kinds of needlework. She attended First United Methodist Church.
Graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael O’Bannon officiating. Friends will serve as active pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. A special thanks to the staff at Adams Place. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com