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Mrs. Julia M. Knight age 78 of Salem passed away Monday, December 21 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.

Mrs. Knight was born August 29, 1937 in Tuam County Galway Ireland the daughter of Francis and Margaret Hession Collins.   She was a former employee of Link Handle Company.  Julia was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed playing cards with friends at the Senior Citizens Center.

Julia is survived by her husband:  Gordon Knight.  They were married July 21, 1956.  She is also survived by a son: Dennis Knight (Joyce) of Salem, four daughters:  Kathryn Wade of Salem, Diana Campbell (Tim) of Salem, Karen Knight of Salem and Donna Geltmaker (Jim) of Pekin, a brother:  Patrick Collins of Seminole, Florida, two sisters: Theresa Allred and Ceil Runzel both of Chicago, seven grandchildren:  Jessica Wade, Justin Wade, Bradley Callahan, A. J. Knight, Zac Campbell, Zeb Campbell and Brandon Callahan,  and five great-grandchildren:  Zane Campbell, Addison Knight, Willow Newby-Wade, Avery Knight and Camdyn Callahan.   She was preceded in death by a brother:  William “Billy” Collins and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM and Wednesday from 9Am-time of service.

Pall Bearers will be Justin Wade, Bradley Callahan, A.J. Knight, Zac Campbell, Zeb Campbell and Brandon Callahan.