Monna Norien Knight died on Monday (September 8, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was 69 years old.
Monna was born on Oct. 20, 1933, at home in Harlan County, to Paul Louis and Emma Barbara (Joos) Laverack. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1951. On Nov. 1, 1952, she married Thomas Edward Quinn. To this union two children were born. On October 14, 1971, she married Albert Paul Zwickle. He died December 11, 1986. Monna and Joseph Knight were united in marriage on June 20, 1987, at McCook.
Monna retired from the customer service department of Dayco and also worked at JC Penney for a number of years. She was an avid gardener taking much pride in her yard and took pride in keeping up her home. She enjoyed all wildlife, especially feeding her birds. She spent many hours reading and working on her computer. Monna volunteered at the bloodmobile as well as donating over nine gallons of her blood for the Red Cross blood bank.
She attended First Baptist Church and was a member of the American Baptist Women Group.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and two husbands, Thomas Quinn and Albert Zwickle.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Knight of McCook; one son, Thomas Quinn and wife, Tammy of Cambridge; one daughter, Patricia Dormer of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Kayla Quinn of Cambridge; one brother, Paul Martin Laverack and wife, Dona of Funk; sister-in-law, Jane and husband, Dr. Bill Chitwood of Madison, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Teresa Britthouer of Gering , Tony Laverack of Funk, Alvin Laverack of California and Paul Daniel Laverack and wife, Sherri of Holdrege. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Dr. Bill Chitwood and Rev. James Denney officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday until 8 p.m.