Arlene Kay Knott, 45, died Thursday (May 8, 2003) at Community Hospital in McCook.
She was born June 16, 1957, to Sam R. and Katherine (Quiring) Janzen at Henderson. She graduated from Henderson High School in 1975. She attended Grace University in Omaha for two years and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1980. She taught music at Lincoln Christian High School from 1980-1983.
On May 31, 1980, she married James Knott in Lincoln. She received her master's degree in Music Education from UNL in 1989. She taught 35-40 piano students each week and home-schooled her children until just this past year.
She was actively involved with leading Ladies Bible Studies. She was preceded in death by her father in March of 1997.
Survivors include her husband, James; children, Joshua, Michael, Kayla and Hannah all of McCook; her mother, Katherine Siebert and husband, Marvin of Henderson; three brothers, Ronald Janzen and wife, Joyce of Henderson, Dale Janzen and wife, Sue of Whitewater, Kan. and Kenneth Janzen and wife, Brenda of Henderson.
Funeral services will be Monday, 3 p.m., at the Evangelical Free Church, 602 East 14th Street, in McCook with the Rev. Bruce Lester and the Rev. Dale Janzen officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at the Mennonite Cemetery at Henderson, take the I-80 exit to Henderson, go 4 1/2 miles south and 3 1/2 miles east.
The casket will be closed. Friends may sign the book Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in her name to Grace University or Community Home Health & Hospice.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.