Ethel "Frances" Knight
1938 - 2020
July 8, 1938
November 12, 2020
Ethel "Frances" Knight

July 8, 1938 - November 12, 2020

Ethel "Frances" Knight, 82, of Dyke, Virginia passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her residence.

Frances was born July 8, 1938 in Dyke, Va., daughter of the late Homer Knight and Eva Morris Knight.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lorene Shifflett; brothers-in-law, Huey Shifflett and George Dudley; nephew, Mitchell "Mitch" Shifflett; and niece, Michele Shifflett.

Frances is survived by her sisters, Leah Knight of Dyke, Va. and Marjorie Dudley of Waynesboro, Va.; nephews, George Dudley and John Dudley (Teresa); niece, Jenny Allen (Glen); great-nieces, Jolie Dudley, Jillian Fritz, Reagan Allen and Rachel Allen; dear friend, Pete Brill of Stanardsville, Va.; and many other many members and friends.

Frances worked at Acme Visible Records in Crozet, Va. for 10 years. She retired from the City of Charlottesville with 31 years of service.

One of Frances's favorite pastimes was being outside and providing food for the bird during all seasons. She enjoyed her weekly Saturday shopping trips with her sister, Leah. Frances had a kind spirit, gracious smile and loved helping others.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. C.C. Kurtz officiating.

A special thank you to Sarah Paugh and Desi Paugh for their help and dedication taking care of Frances. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Hospice of the Piedmont and Felicia, Caroline Shifflett and Peggy Campos.

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

Ryan Funeral Home

12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968

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Published by Daily Progress on Nov. 14, 2020.
Graveside service
Evergreen Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
Ryan Funeral Home - Ruckersville
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I worked with Frances at the City of Charlottesville. She was a dear, sweet person who always had a smile. Cherish the Memories
Jim Herndon
November 17, 2020
To the family of Frances Knight, my sincere condolences. Frances was a very sweet and special lady I considered a good friend and during the years lost touch with her. Worked with her from 1975 till she retired from the City. You will be missed, rest in peace my friend, love you.
Avis Haney
November 16, 2020
To the family of Frances Knight, my sincere condolences. I’m so sorry that I lost touch with friend. We had so much fun together at the City. We always said we would never be able to attend church together because we would be laughing so much they would make us leave.
I love you Frances, may you Rest In Peace!
Penny Banks
Penny Banks
November 15, 2020
Frances had the fastest typing/key punching speed of anyone I’ve ever seen work a keyboard. She was focused and quick. A quiet gal with a good nature and nice to everyone.

November 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please know we share in your loss and Frances will be missed by her family and friends. We grew up with Frances and shared many great times with her.
We hope that prayers and time will somehow lessen the sorrow for you. Gone from our midst, but
not our hearts. Rest in peace, Frances. Faye Morris Safley and family.
Faye Safley
November 14, 2020