Anita Lois Knight

May 19, 1936February 8, 2021

Anita Lois (Soefker) Strope Knight, age 84 of Selah, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8th, 2021 in Sumner, Washington where she had been living for the last year and a half. She was born in Highland Park, Illinois to Alfred and Irma Soefker on May 19th, 1936. She moved to Washington state with her mother as a young girl and grew up on the Key Peninsula where she attended school and worked with her family. She married her high school sweetheart Raymond Strope and together they had 4 children. They spent time living and raising their children in Washington and California.

After becoming a widow in 1986 Anita married Russell Knight in 1998. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Strope, her second husband Russell Knight, and her parents Alfred Soefker and Irma Kelly.

She is survived by her 4 children, Becky Lenhart (Duke), David Strope (Sherri), Allan Strope (Pat), and Gary Strope (Kitina), and 10 step children. She was also grandma to 34 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. She is survived by 2 half sisters and 1 half brother.

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Judy Hall

February 22, 2021

Anita you were always a bright spot to my day! You were such a sweet, kind and caring friend. You will be missed here on earth but Heaven received a beautiful Angel....until me meet again. Miss you.

Becky Lenhart

February 21, 2021

I love you more than any words can express!

Tricia Dick

February 21, 2021

I love you Granny.