Wilma M. “Toni” Knighton, 86, of Newark, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 10, 1930, in Athens, Ohio, a daughter of the late DeWain and Virginia (Porter) Landis. She had worked as a waitress in various restaurants in Newark and had retired from Owens-Corning. Over the years, she enjoyed painting, putting together jigsaw puzzles and watching old movies on television.
Surviving are her daughter, Deborah (Mick) Dunlap of Newark; her grandson Kyle (Megan) Dunlap of Newark; two nephews, Eric (Nancy) Landis and Shawn Landis and her beloved pet cats, “Cinder” and “Bandit”. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Charles Landis.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of the Cedarcrest Avenue neighbors for their thoughtfulness over the years and all of the ICU staff and physicians at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Private family services will be held at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056.
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