Allene Allene Knight
Allene Allene Knight
  • February 7, 1927 - November 15, 2017
  • Midland, Texas

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Lora Allene Knight passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior at age 90 on November 15, 2017. Her smile and sweet spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service is planned in the Chapel of First Baptist Church Monday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. Private interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.
Born February 7, 1927 to Marguerite and James Preston Pannell, she grew up, along with her three sisters, in a farming community at historic Doan's Crossing near Vernon, Texas. She attended Northside High School, where she was active in tennis and volleyball and graduated as valedictorian of her class.
She moved to Lubbock, Texas and began a career spanning 20-plus years as a legal secretary, primarily at Crenshaw, Dupree and Milam law firm. Introduced by a mutual friend, she met and married John Keith Knight, the love of her life, and with whom she enjoyed much laughter and travel with friends. He preceded her in death in 2003.
In the years that followed, she decided to move to Midland, Texas to be nearer her children: daughter, Karen Lea and husband, Ralph. She became an active resident at The Village at Manor Park and was a member of First Baptist Church, James Department, and Lydia Class. In recent years, she particularly delighted in being near to granddaughter Katie McMinn, husband Tim, and her "great grand," Jacob. She is survived by these, as well as sister and brother-in-law, Jimmie Sue and Buck Jones of Lubbock.
Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Louise Jenkins and Norma Jo Norrell; grandson Jeff Lea; and infant great grandson, Elliott McMinn.
The family particularly wishes to thank those who were faithful to visit this loved one over the last months, as well as staffs of Scharbauer Cottage and Hospice of Midland who lovingly attended her. It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to a charity of one's choice.