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January 31, 1992


Memorial services for Theresa M. Knight, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Plymouth Congregational Church's Althaus Chapel with the Revs. Jonathan Knight and Henry Roberts officiating.

Ms. Knight died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1992, of injuries from a car-pedestrian accident that occurred when she attempted to cross Massachusetts Street just south of 17th Street.

She was born Jan. 25, 1906, in Roger Mills County, Okla., the daughter of Charles C. and Minnie Minerva (Anderson) Campbell.

She had been a Lawrence resident since April 1989. She had lived in Ottawa from 1985 to 1989.

She was a World War II U.S. Army nurse and had received several commendations for her service.

She retired as a professor at Cumberland College in Cumberland, Ky., and she also was a former psychiatric nurse. She received a nursing degree from Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Louis City Hospital.

She later attended the University of Chicago, Oklahoma University, New York University, the University of California and West Virginia University.

She was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, the American Red Cross and the American Nurses Assn.

Ms. Knight wrote numerous short stories that have been published.

Survivors include four nieces, including Carolyn Stansberry, Baldwin; eight grandnephews; and one grandniece.

The family suggests memorial contributions in her name to the American Red Cross, which can be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Her body was donated to Kansas University's department of anatomy.

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