Cynthia Lynn Knight (formerly Cynthia Stockdale), age 66, of Baldwin City, KS passed away peacefully at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 5th, 2021.
Cyndi was born on June 9th, 1955, in Kansas City, MO. Robert Stockdale and Marilynn (Miles) Stockdale later moved their two children to Hill City, KS, where Bob served as the Postmaster and Marilynn as an administrator of the local hospital. Cyndi graduated Hill City High School and proudly attended Dodge City Community College and received her LPN, then attended Butler Community College and received her RN, then finally graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a Bachelor of Nursing.
Cyndi married the love of her life, Dennis Allen Knight on August 7th, 1981, in Branson MO. The couple raised three children in Augusta, Kansas and Mountain Home, Arkansas, before settling in Baldwin City, Kansas over two decades ago, to be closer to family and friends.
Cyndi was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to be called "Granny" by her grandchildren. Cyndi was tremendously talented, a member of Mensa and loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. A true Christian, Cyndi welcomed anyone to her home and dinner table.
As a devoted Christian, Cyndi frequented church when able, but believed that "God will meet you where you are". Cyndi served others and her local community by dedicating her life to healthcare; and spent her career in hospitals in Wichita, KS, Mountain Home, AK, and finally Lawrence, KS as the Director of ICU. She was passionate about cooking, baking, sewing, games and reading.
Cyndi was known for her relentless generosity, good sense of humor; her contagious laugh and smile; her unwavering strength; and her unique ability to connect with people in a soulful way.
Her spirit and life cannot possibly be summed in the words on this page; so "the life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living", Marcus Tullis Cicero.
Cyndi is survived by:
Husband: Dennis Knight
Children: Megan McCluskey; Rebecca and Jesse Brinker; Heath Knight
Grandchildren: Seann Thompson; Lexie Brinker; Cordial Brinker; Trevor Knight
Siblings: Robert (Tiger) Stockdale
Nieces and Nephews: Elizabeth Stockdale and children: Austin & Maddy Hopper & Corbin Brothers; Jonathon & Shaivani Stockdale and children: Rani Stockdale; Kaitlyn Stockdale
Cousin: Pearl Rhea
Cyndi was preceded in death by:
Parents: Robert and Marilynn Stockdale; Dales Jones
Funeral Service is Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home; located at 712 9th St, Baldwin City, KS 66006, 785-242-3550; service by Pastor Paul Taylor.
Graveside Service are following the funeral at Oakwood Cemetery; located at 300-398 N 200 Road, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
Pallbearers include: Heath Knight, Seann Thompson, Robert Stockdale, Ben Cosman, Ted Zuzzio, Terry Hughes
Published by Lawrence Journal-World from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2021.