Whylmenia M. Knight, 91

OCT. 6, 1921-JULY 25, 2013

July 25, 2013
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Whylmenia Margaret "Willie" Knight, 91, of Dargan, Md., passed away at her home on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Dargan, she was the daughter of the late Arnold James and Lilly Mae Jamison Ingram.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. "Skunk" Knight, in 1999.

She worked at Dorbee Manufacturing in Hagerstown and retired from Amstrahm Electronics in Maugansville.

Willie was a member of Samples Manor Church of God and a Gold Star member of American Legion Post 236 Sharpsburg, Md.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris L. Shoemaker and her husband, Ernie and a daughter, Frances "Cookie" Grim and her husband, Bob, all of Dargan; granddaughter, Wanda Poffenberger of Sharpsburg, whom she raised; a sister, Evelyn Longerbeam of Millville, W.Va.; a brother, Thurston Ingram of Dargan; an aunt, Eloise Grim; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Willie's caretakers were her daughter, Doris; granddaughter, Tina Grimm; hospice nurse, Chloe Grasse; and nursing assistant, Gail.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, David and Orville Knight; a granddaughter, Samantha Crist; two sisters, Juanita Saylor and Joyce Ingram, and two brothers, Granville Ingram.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will open Sunday at 1 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Samples Manor Church of God, and burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery, with Pastor Roger I. Martin officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Potomac Valley Fire Department, 2202 Dargan School Road or Samples Manor Cemetery, P. O. Box 441, both in Sharpsburg, MD 21782

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