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Elvira Evelyn Knight


1924 - 2018
Elvira Evelyn Knight Obituary
Elvira Evelyn Knight

Born: March 26, 1924

Died: October 27, 2018

Elvira Evelyn Knight, 94, of Sheridan, passed Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Pleasant View Luther Home in Ottawa, IL.

Mrs. Knight was born March 26, 1924 in Battersea, England to Frederick and Violet (Tecke) Robertson. She met Virgil J. Knight during World War II when he was stationed in Southport, England. Virgil & Elvira married August 10, 1947 in Serena. Virgil passed May 27, 1998. She was an active member of the Serena United Methodist Church and had been Past Matron of the Order of Easter Star. She was active with the Sandwich Hospital Auxiliary for many years and as a volunteer in the hospital gift shop and reception for the emergency room.

Survived by her two sons, Roger Knight of Sheridan and Vernon (Laura) Knight of Hawthorn Woods, IL; a daughter, Margaret Korpel of Iowa City, IA; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ivor Robertson; her husband, Virgil; daughter, Joanne Porter; son-in-law, Joost Korpel.

Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 2nd at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Sheridan. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, at the Serena United Methodist Church with Pastor Rich Fassig officiating. Burial will be at the Sheridan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Andrea Porter Clay, Stephanie Porter Drew, Eric Knight, Matthew Knight, Emily Knight, Hannah Korpel, Andrew Knight, Ian Korpel.

Memorials are directed to the Serena United Methodist Church, PO Box 156, Serena, IL, 60549 or the donor's choice.

Visit www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the gust book.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2018
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