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Barbara Knight

Barbara Knight

Saturday, February 1st, 1941 Friday, April 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara Josephine Knight

Barbara Josephine Knight, Our kind and loving mother passed away on April 5, 2019 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born on February 1, 1941 in East Chicago, Indiana to Edward and Helen Koscielniak.

Barbara attended Saint Mary Catholic school and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

She married the love of her life, Michael Edward Knight in January 1961. They became soul mates and recently celebrated 58 wonderful years of marriage. They moved to Southern California where they raised four children together.

Barbara worked as a model, a secretary, a real estate agent and eventually became a certified shorthand reporter for the state of California.

Barbara was a kind, thoughtful, generous person who did so much for so many-constantly thinking of other people. Barbara enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Michael, her children, Gregory Knight (Sherri), Karen Soles (Scott), Laura Knight (Rich Simmons), Patrick Knight (Katrina), her mother, Helen Koscielniak, her brother Michael Koscielniak (Pamela), nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, California. Reception to follow.

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    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 11:15am
    St Rose of Lima Church
    1305 Royal Ave.
    SIMI VALLEY, CA
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    Monday, April 15th, 2019
    11:15am

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Joe and Amy , Jim and Mandy, Knight Family and Daniel , Colleen, Sam , Charlie, and Abbey have sent flowers to the family of Barbara Josephine Knight.
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The Jennings' Family, Mary, Linda, Patricia, Joseph & Families

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great loss. Barbara was so special and we have wonderful, happy memories to keep her with us always & lovingly!!
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Joe and Amy , Jim and Mandy, Knight Family

God Bless Aunt Barbara. We love you!
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Daniel , Colleen, Sam , Charlie, and Abbey

Aunt Barbara was always such a generous and kind woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Sending all our love.
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