Michael Knight

A celebration of life for Michael Knight, 61, De Soto will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora with graveside immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Michael was born on January 23, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO the son of Jackie Dean Knight and Phyllis (Canning) Knight Riley.

He worked in customer service at General Dynamics.

Survivors include three daughters, Nicole Smiley (Mike) Overland Park, Bree Wilson (Jerrod), Eudora, Courtney Knight, Lawrence; two brothers, Dave Knight, Gautier, MS, Brian Knight, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Susan Merrill, St. Joseph, MO; four grandsons, Taylor, Parker, Logan, Declan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests memorial in his name to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. Cindi Zimmerman on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    So deeply sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a family friend from years ago. I remember visiting him at his sisters home in St. Joe. Prior to that I had not seen him since we were all in grade school since the 60’s. RIP Mike, hug your mom and dad for me when you get to heaven.

  2. Angela Davis on July 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    So very sorry. Special love and hugs to his children and grandchildren. You all are in my thoughts. Goodbye Michael, I hadn’t seen you in a long while, but feel blessed that I knew you.

  3. Margaret Dick on July 11, 2014 at 2:06 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was always a pleasant person to work with and even after he left Hallmark, he always had a smile on his face when we would meet. Prayers for you all. Keep his memory alive–go fishing in his name!

  4. Vickie Pryor on July 12, 2014 at 6:19 am

    David Brian and Susie I’m very sorry for your loss I wish I could’ve been there last night that unforeseen circumstances stop me bad migraine headache again am I sure would like to see you all when is David leaving town if y’all can get back with me I would appreciate it 646-9860 is my cell/home phone. Would love to see all of you if you have time please give me a call haven’t seeing a lot of you for 40 years thinking of you always Vickie Pickett Pryor

  5. michele (Garrett) simpson on July 12, 2014 at 7:04 am

    To Mike’s family: So sorry for your loss. I first met Mike in Topeka through mutual friends in the late 70’s enjoying music together then worked with him at Hallmark in the 80’s. He was always friendly and had a smile on his face EVERY time I saw him even to this day. Even though I didn’t see him often I consider Mike a friend that has gone too soon. Michele & Resse Simpson

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