Barbara Lou Knight of Gilbert, AZ, formerly of Des Moines, IA went home to be with our Lord on June 11, 2022. Barbara was born to Orville and Vera Fite on December 2, 1933 in Ottumwa, IA. Throughout her life Barbara lived in multiple cities Lincoln, NE; Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA.

Barbara graduated from East High School in Des Moines, IA where she met her husband of 58 years, Harold F. Knight.

Family was always her first priority. We had her love and support always. She was most proud of her career as an Executive Secretary for the Department of Revenue for the State of Iowa where she retired from in 1989.

Barbara is survived by her 3 children, Teri (Nick) Fair of Gilbert, AZ; Gary (Dina) Knight of Gilbert, AZ and Debbie (Dan) Bowers of Colorado Springs, CO. She was lovingly called Nana and Grandma by 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. She will also be remembered by 3 sister-in-law’s and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold F. Knight, her parents Orville and Vera Fite, her brother Donald Fite, 2 brothers-in-laws and 3 sister-in-laws.

Celebration of Life will be held on June 25, 2022, at 11:00 am at Hamilton’s Funeral Home located at 121 N. W. 60th Ave. Visitation will be at 10:00 am. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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