Cathy Sue Rausch Knott, age 72 of Beardstown, died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her home.
She was born May 9, 1947 in Jacksonville, the daughter of Herman and Maxine Yeakel Rausch. She married Leland D. “Mike” Knott on November 15, 1986 and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2017.
She is survived by her children Mark Lockman of Roodhouse, Miranda Casson (companion Chris Maltby) of Beardstown, Sierra Knott of Beardstown, Cathy (husband Don) Edwards of Chicago, and Eric Knott (companion Cassie Eilers) of Beardstown; 13 grandchildren Micheal and Angelina Slater, Jacob and Jeffery Edwards, Trevor, Brandon, and Andy Knott, A.J. Altig, Kellen Knott, Kaylee and Gracie Eilers, Dani Garren, and Jeana Knous; two great granddaughter Lylah Knott and Erica Knous; one sister Joyce (husband Charles) Hanson of Serena, and two brothers James Rausch of Meredosia and Gary (wife Carole) of Meredosia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Cathy graduated from Meredosia High School. In her younger years she worked as a waitress and bartender at Norm’s Tap and Grill in Meredosia. She later worked at Jacksonville Developmental Center and retired in 1995. She enjoyed sewing and anything that had to do with “The Wizard of Oz”. Cathy will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at 6 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. There will be no burial. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the services at the memorial home on Wednesday.
Memorials have been suggested Colwell Memorial Home. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.
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