Lila A. McKnight, 83, of Plattsmouth died at Bellevue Medical Center Feb. 13, 2013. She was born March 28, 1929 at Nebraska City to James and Florence (Gardner) Barta. She married Cecil McKnight on Aug. 27, 1950 at Nebraska City.
She is survived by husband Cecil McKnight of Plattsmouth; children Dr. James and Sandy McKnight, Plattsmouth, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Evelyn McKnight, Fremont, Dr. Scott and Debbie McKnight, Liberty, Mo., and Jodi Traut of Omaha; grandchildren Rev. Debra McKnight and Mike Ramsey, Omaha, Dr. Douglas and Michelle McKnight, Plattsmouth, Dr. Luke and Dr. Erin McKnight, Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Dustin and Goldie McKnight, Columbia, Mo., Dr. Curtis and Dr. Holly McKnight, Columbus, Ohio, Greg McKnight, Seattle, Wash., Dr. Brett and Cassie McKnight, Temple, Texas, Dr. Jamie and Brandon Kuss, Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Alex McKnight and fiancée Kristen McLaughlin, Omaha, and Eric Traut, Omaha; great Grandchildren Samantha, Alden, Clair McKnight, Charlotte and Max McKnight and Lincoln McKnight; sister Lois Schultz of Nebraska City; and niece and nephew Kathy Schultz and friend Steve Bos, Lincoln, and Rick and Joy Weekly of Kansas City. Mo.
She was preceded by nephew Bruce Schultz.
She graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1946 and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
She was a rural school teacher, homemaker, Avon representative, and Cass County Arms executive director.
She was a member of Daughters of American Revolution, board member of Plattsmouth Senior Center, Cub Scout leader, and member of First United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed playing bingo, socializing, traveling with Marcia’s Tours, Husker football games, and Plattsmouth Band Parents.
Visitation is Friday, Feb. 15, from 1-9 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5:30-8 p.m.
Funeral service is Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth. Graveside service will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plattsmouth. Rev. Debra McKnight and Dr. Laura Felleman will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Rev. Debra McKnight, Dr. Doug McKnight, Dr. Luke McKnight, Dr. Dustin McKnight, Dr. Curtis McKnight, Greg McKnight, Dr. Brett McKnight, Dr. Jamie Kuss, Dr. Alex McKnight and Eric Traut.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, HONOReform, and Plattsmouth Senior Center.
Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home in Plattsmouth is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be made to www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com.