Mary Knight,79, of Riverside PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ surrounded by her family on her birthday, Thursday, September
25, 2014, at her residence. She was born September 25, 1935 in Danville PA
the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Williams Diehl.
was married for 44 years to the Late James A. Knight who preceded her in
death December 7, 1996.
attended Danville Schools. Martha was employed as a chemical operator at
Merck, Inc. from where she retired. She had previously worked at several
jobs in the Danville area including waitressing at the Pine Barn Inn and Old
attended Hendrickson United Methodist Church as a child, St. Peter's United
Methodist Church and First Baptist Church.
had a wide variety of enjoyments in her life including golfing with her
husband, flower gardening, especially roses, and loved to travel. Her gift
of hospitality was evident to many with her home being opened wide and
frequently to her many friends and her family. She loved cooking. Her
greatest enjoyment in life was spending quality time with her family and
friends, whom she adored.
survived by two sons; Reverend John E. Knight and his wife Cora of Hong Kong
and Jason E. Knight and his wife Sandra of Danville PA and two daughters;
Patricia A. Connolley and her husband Kevin of Wilmington NC and Dianne K.
Reynolds and her husband John of Dunwoody GA. She is also survived by 15
grandchildren and one great-grandson.
surviving are four sisters and five brothers. She was preceded in death by
her son, Gregory, in infancy, four brothers and two sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Martha's Life
to be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church
20 Brookside Drive (Route 642 East) Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry
H. Wonderland officiating assisted by her son, the Reverend John E. Knight.
Burial will follow in Hendrickson United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends
will be received from 1:00 until 2:45 PM.
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House of Manasseh
Ephraim, a children's home project in Tiberias, Israel. Donations may be
mailed to H.O.M.E. 3682 Zoo Parkway Ashboro NC 27205.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com