Mt Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, August 19, 1999
OBITUARY - MILLICENT ANN (WELLS) KNIGHT
Millicent Knight, Millie, was born Millicent Ann Wells on December 1, 1933 to
Vivian and Ida Mae Sharp Wells in rural Ringgold County, near Kellerton, Iowa.
She was the oldest of six children. Millie learned to cook and work hard early
in life and that continued throughout.
Millicent spent her entire life in Ringgold County, graduating from Mount Ayr
Community High School in 1952. After high school she worked in town as a
dental assistant, in the United Grocery Store, and for 23 years as bookkeeper
and buyer for Dean Jacobs' fur, wool, and hide business. She took pleasure in
being around the public and visiting, enjoying friendships with many people.
Millie also worked side by side with her husband Ed, managing their livestock
Millie like being outside and had a green thumb for growing flowers and
houseplants. She had hobbies such as fishing, skating, crocheting and
sometimes hunting with her brothers. She also enjoyed shopping, collecting,
eating out, cooking, visiting on the phone, watching funny movies, hearing and
telling jokes and having slumber parties with her sisters.
Millie married Edward Knight on April 27, 1964 and had one daughter, Lynnette.
She thought the world of both of them and they were the center of her life.
Millie was baptized June 17, 1974, and had a quiet faith in God that she
relied on up to her death. Preceding her in death were her parents and a
sister Jeanne Lynn Wells.
Those who mourn Millie's passing on August 13, 1999 include her husband
Edward, daughter Lynnette and husband George Hunt of Mount Ayr; brothers J. R.
Wells and wife Virgie of Gladstone, Mo., and Gary Wells and wife Karen of
Henderson, NV; sisters Janet Fox and husband Carl of Indianola, Ia. and Pat
Baker and husband Ken of Osceola, Ia; two aunts, Marie (Sharp Wells) Piatt of
Lamoni, Ia. and Edith (Wells) James of Mesquite, TX; two sisters-in-law,
Annabelle Knight and Luceal Knight of Mount Ayr; thirteen nieces and nephews,
many cousins, and many many friends.
Funeral services Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa,
Monday, August 16, 1999, Reverends Peter Brantner, Diana Holland, and Ralph
Johnson officiating. Musicians Nancy Sacket and Betsy Keenan; casketbearers
Dale Bickel, Ted Still, Josh Shields, Hank Smith, Steve Trullinger, and Barton
Shields. At rest Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Submission by Ken Baker, April of 2009
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