Gregg Knott, age 84, passed away on September 24, 2013 at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born February 20, 1929, the son of Joseph Verl and Helena (Speake) Knott. He spent his entire childhood and adult life living in the Plains community. He graduated from Plains High School in 1947. He spent two years in the United States Army and served a European tour of duty during the Korean War. Upon discharge from the army he married his high school sweetheart Edna Mae Kisner. His livelihood was as a farmer and carpenter building many homes in the Plains area.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign War, Knights of Columbus, The American Legion. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends, sons, daughter and grandsons. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his children and grand children. He valued his travels to local and destination casinos with his friends perfecting his Keno skills.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Edna Mae; daughter Tara Elaine; his parents; five brothers, Donald “Dude”, Eugene, Lloyd ”Shorty”, John “Jack”, and James “J.D.”
On September 10, 1973 he married Joyce (Vail) Weihe in Plains, Kansas and they just recently celebrated their fortieth year of marriage. She survives along with her children who were like his own, David, Margene (David), and Russell (Amy).
Survivors include: His children, Blaine (Melissa) of Wichita, Kerry (Lynne) of Leawood, Melodie (Danny) of Aurora Colorado and Aven (Susan) of Geneva Illinois, and a brother Richard of Plains.
Twenty-two grandchildren; Bailey, Jeffrey, Keaton, Mallory, Russell, Robbie, Anna, Tara, Kelli, Riley, Alison, Aaron, Max, Genevieve, Alex, Andrew, Emily, Brady, David Roger, Kirsten, Katherine and Tommy.
Four great-grandsons Aaron, Alex, Caden and Cody.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Plains. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Visitation for friends and family will be from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday September 27th at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Joyce L. Hamm Country Club in Plains Kansas in lieu of flowers.