Dorothy A. McKnight

    Dorothy Arlene McKnight, 97, of Lawton, died peacefully on September 4, 2019.
    Dorothy was born January 21, 1922, in Porter Township, the daughter of William and Carrie (Gardner) Nesbitt. She enjoyed a fruitful career with the Lawton Leader and The Courier-Leader, retiring in 1987.     
    She was known for her exceptional sewing skills, loved crafting, and was particularly fond of crocheting even in her final years.
    Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Theo; siblings: Jessie Shugars and Floyd Nesbitt; and a son-in-law, Larry MacPhee.
    Surviving are her children: Doris MacPhee and Donna (Carl) Gidley; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Private services will be held at a later date.  Visit Dorothy’s personal webpage at: to archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign her online guestbook.
    Arrangements by Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, 60900 M-40, Paw Paw, MI 49079, (269) 657-3870.


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