Theodora "Teddi" L. Knight

August 28, 1945September 22, 2021

Theodora “Teddi” L. Knight came into this world August 28, 1945, born at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She lived in Carmel, Indiana, all her life, with a brief two-year absence where she lived in Miami, Florida. While in Florida, she attended the Robert E Lee Junior High School and played the clarinet in the marching band. Upon returning to Carmel, she continued to march in the marching band, playing clarinet and twirling baton for Carmel High School. While in high school, she also served as a candy striper at Winona Memorial Hospital as a member of the Future Nurses of America. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Teddi graduated from Carmel High School in 1963. She briefly attended Nursing School before the arrival of her first daughter. With continued interest in the medical field, she worked as a physician’s assistant for 30 years at the Memorial Clinic in Indianapolis. She worked primarily with Dr. Robert Flanders, M.D., until he retired in 1992, and then with Drs. Strawbridge, Shapiro, and Biondillo. She was able to truly connect with patients, making them feel at ease. She forged friendships with many of the clinic’s patients and staff during her term there.

As she reflected on her life as a life-long resident of Carmel, she said, “Carmel is my hometown, but with all the changes that have happened in recent years, it sometimes doesn’t seem that way anymore.” To her fellow CHS classmates of ’63, she said, “Love to you all!”

She is survived by daughters, Deborah A. Knight, Kimberly A. Knight, and Kara L. Knight as well as her mother Dorothy J. Richardson Scott. She is preceded in death by her grandparents/adopted parents May and Milo Richardson, her father George W. Crawford, Jr, her husband of 38 years John Larry Knight (father of Kim and Kara Knight), her first husband Lyle Earl Gant (father of Debbie (Gant) Knight), and the many furry friends who have crossed the rainbow bridge before her.

When asked for a pearl of wisdom or two, she said “Live life to the fullest,” and “Give Jesus the right place in your heart.”

Teddi and her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Campassus Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association.


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Donna Marcum

September 26, 2021

So many fun times spent at your home you were my second mom. Loved learning to the hustle with you and Debbie. Enjoying movies and popcorn on Friday night with cinnamon rolls Saturday morning. Just a few of the memories special to me. I will miss you.