Robert R. Knight

Robert R. “Bob” Knight, 75, Topeka, died Thursday, August 28, 1997, at a Topeka hospital.

Mr. Knight was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corp and served in World War II.

He owned and operated the Pauline and Eastboro Hardware stores and was a past president of the Eastboro Merchants Association.

He was born on August 4, 1922, in Topeka, the son of Harry C. and Elsie Jackson Knight.

Mr. Knight was a member of the Highland Park Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He attended Bible study class at California Acres Church of Christ. He was a charter member of the Highland Park Optimist Club and was past president of the Highland Park All Sports organization. He coached and managed girls and boys baseball and basketball teams for the Highland Park schools. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 555, American Legion Capitol Post No. 1 and Carpenter’s Local No. 1445. He served on the Board of Directors of the Highland Park High School Alumni Clan organization.

He married Barbara Currence on January 27, 1942, at Oskaloosa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sharon Ann Shehi and Sandra Kay Squires, both of Topeka; two sisters, Julia Anderson and Mary Osburn, both of Topeka; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Topeka Cemetery. He will lie in state after 2 p.m. on Monday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Park United Methodist Church or to Meals on Wheels.

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