TOLEDO – E. Vera Knight, age 88, went to the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at the home of her son, Larry, where she had been living for the past eight years.
She was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Braxton County, W.Va., the daughter of Stanley and Susie (Hamrick) Johnson and had been an Ashtabula County resident since 1951. On March 28, 1947, Vera and Roy William Knight were united in marriage. During their sixty years of marriage they created many memories and made a loving home for their family.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as a finisher for Premix and previously for Isaly’s in Saybrook.
As an active member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, Vera was a member of The United Methodist Women and enjoyed serving wherever she was needed at the church. Vera fed and watched the wildlife from her back yard. She could name the birds that came to visit her feeder.
Vera will be remembered for her great faith, her warm smile, and her love of friends and family.
Vera is survived by her children, Harold and Beverly Knight of Dudleyville, Ariz., Hilda and Mike Azzano of Ashtabula and Larry Knight of Toledo; four grandchildren, Michael and Laurie Azzano of New Orleans, La., Jennifer and Scott Kliemann of Amherst, Ohio, Elizabeth and Matthew Anderson of Metairie, La., and Andrew Azzano, also of New Orleans, La.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Jo Cantrell of Medina; and many loving nieces and nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy William Knight on Nov. 9, 2007; great-granddaughter, Abby Azzano in 2008, three sisters, Leo Uldrich, Lorena Cowger and Bulah Shafer; five brothers, Noal, Junior, Chester, Bobby Lee and Jimmy Johnson; and her parents.
A Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1st, at the Plymouth United Methodist Church, 970 Plymouth Road, Ashtabula. Pastor Samara Jenkins will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31st, at the DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth United Methodist Church, 970 Plymouth Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.