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McKnight - Stuart

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, August 8, 1972

NEWTOWN - Stuart L. McKnight, 68, farmer, part-owner of the McKnight-Witt Insurance Co. here and cashier at the Newtown Bank until 1970, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Lakeview Memorial Hospital at Danville, Ill. He had been a patient there since last Friday. McKnight served as trustee for Richland Township from 1952-1960. He was a former treasurer of the Fountain County Republican Central Committee. He was a veteran of World War II and was in the Army Air Corps. He left the service in 1946 with the rank of major. McKnight was a member and former worshipful master of Richland Lodge F & AM, and member and former elder of the Newtown Presbyterian Church. He was born two miles northeast of Newtown on June 18, 1904, a son of Linton and Hannah Shaeffer McKnight. He graduated from Chowchilla, Calif., High School and Indiana Business College. He married Grace Overman on June 24, 1930. She survives. Other survivors include a son, David of Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) Oxley of Lafayette; a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Martin of Rt. 1, Attica. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Newtown Presbyterian Church. Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery at Lafayette. Crumley-Williams Funeral Home at Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that memorials be in the form of donations to the Indian Lions Eye Bank Inc., Indiana University Medical Center, 1100 W. Michigan St., Department of Ophtholomology, Indianapolis, Ind.  -- jlr
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