Richard Knott, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Newton to Kenneth L. and Ruth (Perkins) Knott. On Dec. 12, 1952, he married Marilyn Smith at Highland United Church of Christ in rural Newton, and she survives of the home.?
Other surivors include son and his wife Terry and Dana Knott of Hesston; grandaughters Megan Austin and her husband Aaron of Pratt, and Morgan Simmons and her husband Nathan of Hesston; and four great-grandchildren.He also is survived by his sister Carol and her husband Richard Hrdlicka of Santa Fe, N.M., and sister-in-law Edith Knott of Newton.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob Knott and sister Virginia Johnston.
A celebration of Richard?s life will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Highland Trinity United Church of Christ in rural Newton with the Rev. Dr. Gary Blaine presiding. Family burial service will be at 3 p.m. in the Highland Cemetery.