Robert L. “Bob” Knott, 81, died April 9, 2012, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
He was born on April 12, 1930, in Newton to Kenneth Leonard and Ruth Elaine Knott. He married Edith L. McCann on Feb. 6, 1949, at Highland Church in rural Hesston. He was a retired farmer and former co-owner of Central Livestock in Hutchinson. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, of the home; two sons, Larry Knott of Wichita and Ron Knott of Newton; one daughter, Penny McAnulty of Wichita; one brother, Richard Knott of Hesston; one sister, Carol Hrdlicka of Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
His parents and a sister, Virginia Johnston, preceded him in death.
The memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, with Chaplain Wendy Miller presiding. A private family interment was in the Hesston City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Newton High School Future Farmers of America, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.