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Melba J. Knight
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Obituary for Melba J. Knight

MARYVILLE, TN – Melba J. Knight, 91, of Marville, TN, formerly of Peoria, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Concordia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Maryville, TN.

Melba was born on July 30, 1926, in Vermont, IL, to Charles C. and Dorothy E. (Danner) Cox. She married Durwood M. Knight on April 14, 1951, in Peoria; he preceded her in death on October 7, 1985, in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Ralph, Don, Merle, and Virgil “Murph” Cox.

Melba is survived by her daughter, Lynne A. Knight of Chicago; her son Rev. Keith G. and Nancy Knight of Madisonville, TN; 2 grandsons, Joshua M. and Benjamin K. Knight; and many nieces and nephews.

Melba was a member of First United Methodist Church in Peoria and F.U.M.C. in Maryville, TN for many years.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Swan Lake Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Peoria.

Memorial donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church, Peoria.

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Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

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Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615


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