Philip J. Knight

  • "I didn't know Phil very well, but I admired him for his..."
    - Linda Sessions
  • "What a wonderful surgeon and a great man. He taught me so..."
    - Debra Hoofer
  • "The Wichita area lost a fantastic Peds surgeon. His honesty..."
    - Betty Pippin
  • "My deepest condolences Dr. Laura, he was a very gentle man..."
    - Irene Perez
  • "Dearest Laura and family, We are saddened to learn of..."
    - Kathy and Mark Melhorn
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Downing & Lahey Mortuary, Inc.
Wichita, KS

Knight, Philip J. Retired Surgeon, died last week at age 76. He served South Central Kansas from 1982-2012, the majority of that time as its only pediatric surgeon. He departed happy, a little sooner than he had hoped, there was still so much more to see, do and dream. He is grateful to his patients and their trusting parents. He thanks his excellent pediatric colleagues who made his busy practice bearable. But he is most thankful for his late son, James, and wife of 50 years, Laura. She brought him joy while trying to keep him in line. He is also grateful for his 7 siblings, which made life fun. He would like to deeply thank Dr. Dennis Moore and Dr. Keck Hartman who served him so well until the end. Per his instructions, he was buried quickly and quietly. Downing & Lahey Mortuary - East Chapel. Share tributes online at:
Published in The Wichita Eagle from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2019
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