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Martha Ann Knight, 83, Ottawa: Oct. 1, 1937 – March 29, 2021

OTTAWA, Kan. – Martha Ann Knight, 83, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at her residence in Ottawa, Kan. She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Quenemo, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle (Cunning) Williams.

Martha grew up in Quenemo and attended Quenemo Schools.

On June 29, 1954, Martha was united in marriage to Donald Knight, at the courthouse in Ottawa.

Martha retired from Jostens Yearbook Company, Topeka, Kan., as a group leader in the negative department in 1987. Upon retirement, she and Donnie moved to Pomona Lake until 2000, when she moved to Ottawa. Martha was active in the Eagles Auxiliary and the VFW, in Ottawa.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie, on Feb. 16, 1998; her parents, Thomas and Myrtle; two sisters, Mary Lou Hopkins and Betty Evertson; five brothers, Lewis Williams, John Williams, Richard Williams, Donald Williams and Thomas Williams; and a grandson, Jeremy Knight.

Martha is survived by her son, Randy Knight, Vassar, Kan.; grandson, Bryan Knight, Ottawa; and her best friend, Bill Warrington.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Melvern Cemetery. Condolences can be left at

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