OBITUARY

Catherine "Cathy" Knight-Benefiel

September 6, 1934October 12, 2021
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Catherine “Cathy” Ann Knight-Benefiel was called home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Cathy resided in Evansville and passed peacefully surrounded by her family.

Cathy was born September 6, 1934 in Chicago, IL to Roy Miller and Margaret Collignon. She worked for St. Mary’s Hospital and Shane Uniform Company before retiring from TJ Maxx. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Cathy loved her family, she was their prayer warrior; she had a direct line to Jesus. Cathy loved knitting & crocheting, playing cards & bingo, watching college basketball- especially the KY Wildcats, spending time with her family, reading (oh how she loved to read- especially books about the Amish) and she loved to cook/bake (she made the best banana cake with peanut butter icing)!

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Knight, her sister, Marilyn Burdick, her daughters, Carla Franklin and Debra DeMuth and her second husband, Bill Benefiel.

She is survived by her son, Michael Knight (Sheryle) and her son-in-law, Eric DeMuth; her grandchildren, Me’Chele Fuller (Brad), Debra Droege (Adam) and Mindy Dill (Juan); her great-grandchildren, Katelyn Pirtle, Jordan Fuller, Justin Dill, Jacob Fuller and Caiden Droege; her brother Ben Vanell (Diana) and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Her nieces Becky Burdick and Theressa Adams were like daughters to her, they held a special place in her heart.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel at 2100 W Illinois St in Evansville, IN with Rev. Dr. Thomas Wenig officiating. Friends may visit on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until service time with entombment to follow at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery at 2200 Mesker Park Drive in Evansville, IN.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Michael Knigght (Sheryle), Son
  • Eric DeMuth, Son-in-law
  • Me'Chele Fuller (Brad), Grandchild
  • Debra Droege (Adam), Grandchild
  • Mindy Dill (Juan), Grandchild
  • Katelyn Pirtle, Great Grandchild
  • Jordan Fuller, Great Grandchild
  • Justin Dill, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Fuller, Great Grandchild
  • Caiden Droege, Great Grandchild
  • Ben Vanell (Diana), Brother
  • Catherine is also survived my many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander West Chapel

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Alexander West Chapel

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Entombment in Alexander Memorial Park

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Catherine "Cathy" Knight-Benefiel

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Donna Felty

October 13, 2021

To the family of Catherine, when her and Bill moved into Independence Square to live everyone took a liking to her. It's like we had been friends for along time. Always would greet you with a smile and a kind word. She met the Knitting group of ladies and joined, she was a perfect addition to the group. I know I will miss her so very much along with Alot of other residents in our building. God Bless you, Donna.

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