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1955 James 2020

James E. Knight

March 30, 1955 — June 29, 2020


James’s, also known as “Woolfer”, life began March, 30, 1955 in Herington, Kansas. He was the son of Donald and Betty (Storey) Knight. He graduated from Herington High School in 1973. James passed away on June 29, 2020.

He was a metal fabricator for Frisbee Construction in Gypsum Kansas and for White Brothers Construction in Kanopolis, Kansas. He lived on his property with his best buddy Bubba Louie in Carneiro, Kansas and loved to collect and pick and maintain the school house. His true passion was Harley Davidson motorcycles.

His loving family includes his daughter, Jamie Kay (James) Chamberlin of Topeka; brother, Ben (Kathleen) Knight of Patchogue, New York; sisters, Luann Knight (Randy Cash) of Salina; Donita Knight of Topeka; Jan (Danny) Williams of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Terresia Lujan of Newton; Grandson, Blake L. E. S. Swarts of Ellsworth, Kansas; Great-Grandchildren,  Zayden Swarts of Ellsworth, Kansas, and  Nova Swarts of Abilene, Texas; Godson,  Patrick (Sloan) Knight of Greenlaw, New York. He was a beloved uncle to his many Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews. He was loved and will be missed by his many friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Betty (Storey) Knight; his brother, Darrell Allen Knight.

Family will receive friends at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel, from 9:30am – 10:30am Thursday, July 2, 2020. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington Kansas, at 11am.

Family is requesting memorials be made to Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, Kansas 67449 to defer expenses.

As per Governor Laura Kelly's state mandate, masks are required at our facility to protect our staff and families. Thank you for understanding and compliance, 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 2, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Eastmoor United Methodist Church

105 Eastmoor Dr, Marion, KS 66861

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Graveside Service

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sawyer Funeral Home & Crematory

137 N Union St, Council Grove, KS 66846

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