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Julia M. Knight

December 29, 1912 — April 5, 2012

Julia Maurine Knight was born in Checotah, Oklahoma on December 29, 1912. She was the daughter of Joe and Abby Semple Doxsee. She passed to be with her Lord Jesus on April 5, 2012. Julia married Amos Knight in 1930. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Knight, her son, James Donald Knight, and her brothers Johnny Doxsee and Eugene (Buddy) Doxsee. Julia is survived by her daughter, Julia Anne Koerner and 6 Grandchildren Pat Koerner Alexander, Karen Koerner Dean, Dean Knight, Jerry Knight, David Knight, and Bill Knight. She is survived by her sisters Josephene Doxsee Salmon and Elizabeth Anne Doxsee Glenn. Julia was Great Grandmother to Abby Alexander Thralls, Kira Dean Frisby, Ragyn Alexander, David Dean, Max Knight, J.D. Knight, R.T. Knight. She had 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. Her nieces and nephews are many in number including Sharon Salmon George, Judy Jones Foo, Debby Fisher, Jody Doxsee Williams, Fran Doxsee Henderson, Beth Doxsee Morris, Charlie Doxsee and David Doxsee. She owned and managed, with her husband Amos, the Pay and Take It grocery store. Julia was an artist who worked avidly in ceramics and in painting. She mentored many other Durant citizens in these skills in her studio behind her house. Julia was an active member of the First Methodist Church. She was a Charter member of the Durant Medical Auxillary. She was on the Board of Directors for the Historical Museum for the Choctaw Nation. She was honored to be named Business Woman of the year by the Business and Professional Womens Association in Durant. She was again honored when she received the Choctaw Woman of the Year for two years. She gave abundantly of her time and resources. She loved ardently and gave generously.
Burial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 21, 2012 at the Durant Cemetery. Memorial Services to follow at the First Methodist Church in Durant at 11:00 on April 21, 2012.

Memorial Service:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Durant First United Methodist Church Telephone: 580-924-4670

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