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Helen "Dorothy" Knott

Obituary for Helen "Dorothy" Knott

March 12, 1933 - February 16, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 86


Helen "Dorothy" Knott, 86, of Sorgho, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 12, 1933 in St. Johns, KY to the late George and Bernadette Thompson Williams.

Dorothy attended high school at Presentation and St. Vincent Academy, where she played volleyball and basketball and won a city championship. She was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Dorothy made 1000's of rosaries over her lifetime which were donated to missions. Prayers, especially the Rosary, were very important to her. She always said, "raising my children were the best years of my life". She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dorothy enjoyed dancing, listening to music, and family gatherings. Her interests included ceramics and raising strawberries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Joseph Knott on October 26, 2018, brothers, Ernie Williams and Walter Williams, great granddaughter, Laylah Marie Lindsey, and step granddaughter, Karli Jo Kaska.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Joe Knott (Marianne) of Owensboro, Charles Knott (Kay) of Seattle, WA, Karen Gildehaus (John) of Louisville, Bruce Knott (Joanne) of Seattle, WA, Randy Knott (Nancy) of El Paso, TX, Daniel Knott (Jill) of Seattle, WA, Keith Knott (Julie Taylor) of Owensboro, and Diana Gamber (Barry) of Louisville, 19 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Aline Coomes, Francis Williams (Beverly), Mary Ann Martin (Ed), and Paul Haysley, all of Louisville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass for Dorothy Knott will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 21, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 until 7 PM with prayers at 7 PM, and Friday after 9:30 AM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartford House, c/o Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or to the St. Mary Magdalene Building Fund, 7232 Highway 56, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family of Dorothy Knott can be shared at

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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