Mary J. McKnight 1936-2019
KINSMAN — Mary Jean McKnight, 82, of Kinsman, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland.
She was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Kinsman, a daughter of Frank W. and Mabel L. McCracken Prior.
A lifetime Kinsman resident, Mrs. McKnight was a graduate of Kinsman High School and Trumbull Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Warren.
She was employed as an registered nurse for 15 years for Dr. T. P. Berry in the Kinsman Clinic, and also for the Boyd Home in Kinsman, from where she retired in 2012. She also did home health care in her home for several years.
She attended the Kinsman Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and she was a member of the Kinsman Mother’s Club. She enjoyed cooking and canning, reading, crocheting and knitting.
She married Donald R. McKnight on March 25, 1960. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2010.
She was also preceded by her parents and by one brother, Harry Prior.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise (James) Scaduto of Columbus; her son, David (Monica) McKnight of Kinsman; four grandchildren, Elizabeth McKnight, Kurtis McKnight, Ian McKnight and Ryan Scaduto; one brother, Fred (Linda) Prior of Arkansas; her sister-in-law, Carol Prior of Kinsman; several nieces and nephews; and her close friend, Pearl Wick of Kinsman.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Kinsman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kinsman CMA Church, 6590 state Route 87, Kinsman, OH 44428 or Boyd Home, P.O. Box 315, Kinsman, OH 44428.
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Kinsman, Ohio, handled arrangements. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com