Melva Knight Passes Away at 89


Melva Marie Knight of Boise, Idaho, former longtime Hermiston resident, died on July 5, 2019 in Boise, Idaho at the age of 89.

She was born on June 10, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio.

She is survived by her sisters, Carol Pengelly and Joyce Martin; children, Dennis, Steve, Jacque (Sproul) and David Knight; as well as seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Annie Stansbury; husband, Willis “Whitey” Knight; grandson, Joshua Knight; and daughter-in-law, Janice Knight.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Hermiston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Willis and Melva Knight Nursing Scholarship at Northwest Nazarene University. Contact 208-467-8832 or

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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