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Mazella Knight

Mazella (Wright) Knight passed away at her home at Greens Fork, IN, Saturday, February 13, 2010. She and her husband, Max, were married Christmas Eve, December 24, 1945 by Rev. Gordon Bell in Fountain City, IN. The Knights first lived south of Lynn, IN and were members of Hopewell United Methodist Church, Fountain City. The family moved to the Greens Fork area in 1968.

Mrs. Knight, born March 15, 1925, was the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Johnson) Wright of Fountain City. She graduated from Fountain City High School in 1943 and graduated from the Reid School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Mazella will be greatly missed at the Reid Nursing Class of 1946's monthly luncheon. She recently was honored as an Army Corps Nurse in the Veteran's Day Parade in Richmond. She retired from Reid Hospital after serving 32 years. Mrs. Knight was a member of Sugar Grove Community Church where her husband served as pastor for 23 years.

Besides her husband, Max, she leaves her daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Bill Jackson, Greens Fork and son and daughter-in-law Eric and Jenny Knight, Greenville, OH. Her grandchildren are Barbara (Chad) Soucy, Kankakee, IL, Jonathan (Rachel) Knight, Arcanum, OH, and Matthew Knight, Murfreesboro, TN, and one great-grandson, Boston Soucy.

Siblings include Janet Polley and family, Colorado Springs, CO; Martha Renschler and family, Madison, IN; Lawrence Wright and family, Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law, Opal Wright and family, Fountain City, IN; and Donna Fae Wise and family, El Cajon, CA.

Preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Clarence Edwin Knight, and her brother Verl Wright.

Services will be Wednesday, February 17 at Smith-McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Eric Knight and Pastor Adam Rinehart, officiating. Calling will be Tuesday, February 16 from 3:30-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Hospital Foundation.

The family appreciates the loving kindness shown by friends and family and especially the Sugar Grove Community Church and ECHO.

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I was so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the many happy memories you have of her help you to get through the difficult days ahead and make you smile when you think of her.

Susan Revalee Calnan Mar 5 2010 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to read about Mazella on our laptop. We are in Fl with Scott and family.
Our grandson, Matthew, just returned from a year's tour in Korea.

Mazella was a wonderful nures and I remember her taking good care of me and a most wonderful bath.
I know God will hold you close and the fond memories of her will fill your heart with the memories that you both share will help fill your times of loneliness. May you feel God's love ,peace, and comfort. God Bless
Ed & Beverly

Ed & Beverly Feb 19 2010 12:00 AM


I just recieved this email today. I'm so sorry. My thought and prayer are with you and the family. If I can be of any service please let me know. You have always been there for me.

Monte D. Cowen Feb 18 2010 12:00 AM

Max - I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful and loving wife. I remember how she watched you as you stood before your audience; how proud she was of you...how much she loved you. As you told me Saturday, if there is anything....let me know.
Karen Coffey (Crystal's Daughter)

Karen Coffey Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Eric, I was sorry to read of your Mom's passing and just wanted to let you know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debby Strickler ( Wilson) Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Max, Eric, and Teresa:
We are sad to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. We remember Mazella and all of you very fondly for all you have done to make everyone's lives better. Mazella will be missed by all she touched.
Doug and Karen Blocher

Doug & Karen Blocher Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Mrs J, So sorry about your loss, your parents have always been so kind she will truly be missed.

Tammy Adams Conant Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

To Uncle Eric and family we are so sorry to hear about your mom. We both remember her as such a kind person who loved to have children at her house in the summer to swim. Little Steven always called her "Zella, the very nice lady who has the pool." She will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need. Love you always.

Steve and Nickie Strunk Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Mazella's warm smile and graciousness will be sorely missed at Sugar Grove. We know she is with her Lord in heaven, and what a comfort to know that she is. God bless you all through this time.

Steve & Debby Bowman Feb 16 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Max, Teresa and Eric and families,
I was saddened to see Mazella's death in today's PI. She will be missed not only by you, but the many, many friends in the community. I'm sorry we cannot be there in person to give each of you a hug, but know you will be held close in thought and prayer during the next days and weeks--and we all know that she is in a better place, free of pain and snow.

Ron and Idris Smith

Ronald and Idris Smith Feb 16 2010 12:00 AM

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