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Garnett Mae McKnight

Portrait of Garnett Mae McKnight

Garnett Mae McKnight, 92, of Marietta went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:30 pm, Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Harmar Place. She was born July 5, 1930, in Williamstown, WV, a daughter of Roy and Iona Dye Pugh.

Garnett had been employed by New System Bakery. She was a charter member of Open Door Baptist Church. She enjoyed crochet, playing cards and quilting.

On March 15, 1949, she married Dale McKnight who preceded her in death on January 30, 2000. She is survived by her sons and daughter, Gene (Debbie) McKnight, Ron (Barb) McKnight both of Marietta and Crystal (Dan) Matheny of Lowell; 6 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sherry Britton and Pat Pugh, brother-in-law Bob Gorham; special friends, Susie Kelly and Patty Schumacher and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son Roy McKnight, 6 sisters and a brother: Ruth Cantwell, Dorothy Jean McNally, Alice Griffin, Carol Gorham, Sam Pugh and 2 infant sisters.

The family extends a special “thank you” to Washington County Home, Harmar Place, Ohio Hospice (Nichole) for their care and support. Donations in Garnett’s name may be made to the Washington County Home.

At her request, she will be cremated and a private burial will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at Riverview Cemetery with a reception following at 12:00 noon at VFW Post 5108 in Marietta.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at