Edna Mae McKnight
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Edna Mae McKnight
  • July 30, 1935 - December 23, 2017
  • Desoto, Texas

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Edna Mae McKnight passed away peacefully on December 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1935. After the loss of both parents, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle at the age of 12 years and moved to Dallas. She graduated from W.H. Adamson High School in 1953 and then attended Draughon's Business College where she was recruited to work for Sears Roebuck & Co. as a comptometer operator. She was promoted to secretary and then promoted to buyer as one the very first female buyers for Sears. She retired in 1987 when her job as buyer was transferred to Chicago.



She is survived by her husband Frank H. McKnight to whom she was happily married for 61 years. She is also survived by her son Guy McKnight and his wife Cheryl, grandchildren Jared McKnight, Shaun and Lauren Plemons and two great granddaughters. She is further survived by her daughter Cindy Burton and grandchildren Riley and Emily Bush and Corinne Burton.



Visitation will be held at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas on Thursday, December 28th at 11:30 with services directly following at 12:00.