Clara Louise McKnight of Yorkville, OH, passed away, December 19, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, OH
She was born September 18, 1936, at her home, in Yorkville, OH.
She was the daughter of the late Domenico Mancino and Maria (Mary) Rocca Mancino.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, John McKnight, sister Jennie (Bill) Dematte, and daughter-in-law Stephanie McKnight.
Clara is survived by her sons, David (Yvonne) Mancino of Pataskala, OH, Jason McKnight of Greenville IN, and Granddaughter Isabella McKnight of Greenville, IN.
Clara was a graduate of Yorkville High School, class of 1954, where she graduated with honors. She was also an accomplished pianist.
She was an entrepreneur, having owned and run her own business (McKnight Enterprises) and a former office manager and administrator with Picoma Industries, Martins Ferry, OH, Shamrock Conduit Products, Barnesville, OH, and Streski Reporting & Video Service, Wheeling, WV, from where she retired, at age 82.
Clara was a dog lover: she spent many weekends with her son David and daughter-in-law Yvonne, helping them organize and run dog agility competitions throughout Central Ohio. She provided a loving home to a variety of 4 legged companions throughout her life.
Clara was also very engaged in the community: she was a member and past President of the East Ohio Regional Hospital Auxiliary, an active Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, OH, Secretary of the St. Joseph Auxiliary and the St. Francis Society, and Lector and Eucharist Minister at St, Joseph Church.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to Clara and celebrate her life, Wednesday, December 29th, from 10:00 AM until the time of service, 1:00 PM, at Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be Wednesday, 1:00 PM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, OH, with Father William Cross officiating.
Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens
Memorial contributions may be made, in Clara’s name, to:
Belmont County Animal Shelter
Belmont County Humane Society:
67039 S. Almar Ln
St Clairsville, OH, 43950