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Kathy McKnight

March 6, 1966 — June 23, 2022


Ms. Kathy McKnight, 56, of Peoria passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at home surrounded by family. She was born on March 06, 1966, in Peoria, IL to Ulysses and Arperdella (Johnson) McKnight.

Kathy graduated from Richwoods High School in 1985. She was a carrier for the Peoria Journal Star for many years. Kathy loved singing, praise dancing, arts and crafts, face painting, fishing, baking and cooking.  She was known for the best deviled eggs and was named the “Queen of the Deviled Eggs”. 

Kathy is survived by one daughter, Amber Carter of Peoria, IL. Her mother and two sisters Robbie (Harvey) Williams of Las Vegas, NV; Carla (Clarence “Sax”) Price of Peoria, IL and one brother, Andre (Leslie) McKnight of Peoria, IL and other relatives. 

Ms. McKnight is preceded in death by her father. .

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 09, 2022, from 10 am-11am at Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home. Cremation rites will follow the service.            

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home

428 W. McClure Ave., Peoria, IL 61604

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