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Joann Mcknight

November 19, 1938 — August 3, 2022

JoAnn McKnight, age 83, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in Madisonville, KY. Ms. McKnight was born in Princeton, KY on November 19, 1938 to the late Noel and Carmon Purdy Creekmur. She was the valedictorian of the Dawson Springs High School class of 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, KY. Ms. McKnight was a beloved mother and homemaker and worked with the federal government in the acquisition of properties for Barkley Lake and Land Between the Lakes. She also was the bookkeeper for Purdy Brothers Grocery Store. Her passionate hobby was Nascar and in particular the Nascar driver, Jeff Burton. She wrote on the Jeff Burton online forums and was affectionately called “Joski” by Burton and his sponsors.



Ms. McKnight is survived by her daughter ~ Kerry (Nicky) Hayes of Dawson Springs, KY; a son ~ Todd McKnight of Dawson Springs, KY; a first cousin ~ Suzanne Purdy Baker of Nashville, TN; and beloved pets ~ Jax and Buster.



She is preceded in death by her parents and a first cousin ~ Mickey Young.



Visitation for Ms. JoAnn McKnight will be Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the funeral service hour at 3:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY. Rev. Tim Morgan will officiate the service and burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY.



Ms. McKnight’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2022. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).



Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to:

Hopkins County Humane Society

2210 Laffoon Trail

Madisonville, KY 42431



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Sunday, August 7, 2022

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Beshear Funeral Home

, Dawson Springs, KY 42408

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

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