Rosemarie McKnight

September 25, 1940October 1, 2021

Rosemarie "Marie" McKnight, who was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on September 25, 1940, passed away on October 1, 2021 in West Columbia, South Columbia.

Marie worked in the banking industry for many years of her life where she became a friend to all she met. Traveled all over the world on many exciting adventures. She loved her family, friends, dogs, cats, flowers and birds. She will be missed by all who knew her. There is nothing that will ever take her place in our hearts. She is with us always.

She is survived by her daughters, Heike Hershey and Andrea Sharpe as well as her granddaughter, Nicole (Eric) Owens and great grandchildren, Karrington, Memphis, and Phoenix Owens. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Barton McKnight.

Please join her family for a Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Southland Memorial Gardens with reception to follow at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to any pet or cancer organization of your choice.


  • Any pet or cancer organization


  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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Grecia Cerda

October 11, 2021

Mrs. Marie- I thank you for being the best neighbor and friend to my parents throughout the years. You watched me grow and then start my very own family. You & Don are in my fondest of memories. Thank you for your love & friendship. We love you always!

Lisa Sawyer

October 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Marie at BB&T and enjoyed her so much. She was a great person. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Betty and Horace Meetze

Heidi McCartha

October 6, 2021

Sweet, sweet Marie! I can't believe you are gone! I look at your house across the street everyday and just can't believe I'll never get another hug and to hear you talk. We love you and know you are so happy with Don and all yours gone before.
Love you always!
Heidi, Chris & Family

Heike Hershey

October 6, 2021

Mom...I don't know what to were the best, a role model and a true friend. Always sacrificed for your family...never met a stranger and was a friend to all. You will be missed every day and I can't wait to see you again soon. Please give Steve a big hug...enjoy your reunion with Don and all your previous fur-babies that are waiting to meet you. Love You Forever......Heike, Roxxy, Ozzie, Gizzy & Pheebee.

Gail Raley

October 3, 2021

My long time friend of over 50 years. Such a special lady. I am heartbroken and will miss her dearly. Love and prayers to family.

Gale Hunnicutt

October 2, 2021

Enjoyed hearing Ms. Marie's German voice and sharing several meals with her at her daughter's Andrea's home. Prayers for all the family.