Paula G. McNight (1925 - 2014)

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Paula G. McNight, mother and true friend, died at 89.
Paula G. McNight, proud matriarch, true friend to scores, and formidable family Scrabble competitor, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg, Va. The cause of death was heart failure.
Paula Gertrude McNight (née Dettling) was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Detroit, Mich.
She graduated from high school in 1943 and lived in Detroit with her parents and only sister, Barbara Vandenameele, until her marriage to Jack W. Croes in 1945. Ms. McNight and Mr. Croes had seven children and divorced in 1977.
In the early 1970s, Ms. McNight embarked on a successful career in sales and eventually sold homes for Haven Homes and Patwil Homes in DuBois.
In 1979, Ms. McNight married E. James McNight, who preceded her in death in February 2010.
In the early part of their retirement, Mr. and Ms. McNight traveled extensively by Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and later by camper. Mr. and Ms. McNight spent their late retirement years in Stanardsville, Va.
Ms. McNight is survived by her brother-in-law, Daniel Vandenameele; daughters, Maryann Murphree (husband Gary Murphree), Barbara Piszker (husband David Piszker); sons: Martin Croes, Keith Croes (wife Eliza Prince Croes), Kenneth Croes (wife Mary Makarushka); stepdaughters, Laurie Verbeke (husband Vince Verbeke) and Amy McNight Burd (husband Gregory Burd); a stepson, David McNight (wife Jan McNight); eight grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 10 great-stepgrandchildren.
Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2014