Barbara Knight

Barbara Knight

EMPIRE – Barbara Ann (Dukes) Knight, 69, of Empire, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville.

Born on July 18, 1943, in Steubenville, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Helen Kowalsky Dukes.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Empire United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband John A. “Jack” Knight of the home; her three sons, John A. Knight of Wellsville, Joseph A. Knight and Jeffrey Knight both of Toronto; four sisters, Helen Dukes Martin of Toronto, Delores Barone of Weirton, Mary Jensen of Columbus, and Anne Perun, both of Toronto; one brother, Louis “Louie” Dukes, of Toronto; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 2-6 p.m. at the J. E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., Toronto, where her funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Al Talkington will preside and burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Toronto.