Donna Marie Knotts, age 59, of Frankton went to be with her Lord and Savior suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Community Hospital in Anderson following recent health issues.
She was born in Elwood, on September 12, 1960 the daughter of Gerald and Minyoughn (Grimes) Harper. Donna was a 1978 graduate of Frankton High School and went on to get her Associates Degree in dental hygiene. She was currently a dental hygienist at Zionsville Family Dentistry. On April 4, 1987 Donna married David Knotts and they have shared more than 32 years of marriage together. Donna will be remembered as being "A Woman of God" and was always an example of God's grace and goodness through acts of kindness. She was a selfless and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor, and friend. Donna would always put the needs of others before hers, and she loved to care for and serve others. Donna was a member of the Frankton First United Methodist Church. She was a very creative person who enjoyed making items for family events. Donna loved and adored her grandsons and enjoyed seeing them at every opportunity. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing or Donna.
She is survived by her husband, David Knotts; daughter, Lillie (husband Joshua) Moore; son Elijah Knotts; grandsons, Isaiah and Nathanael Moore; siblings, Leila (husband Bob) Dailey, Jerry (wife Sandy) Harper, Janice Hicks, Loretta Swisher, and Tom (wife Kim) Harper; in-laws Bob and Darlene Knotts and many extended Knotts family members; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Harper; a brother, Jeff Harper and two brothers-in-law, Ron Swisher and Reggie Hicks.
A private family funeral service to honor and celebrate Donna's life will be held at Harper and Dunnichay Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. A public celebration of Donna's life will be scheduled once the CDC regulations have been lifted. A modified visitation will be held for Donna on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Harper and Dunnichay Funeral Home from 4 pm to 8 pm. Staff from the funeral home will direct visitors when they may enter the funeral home to pay their respects. A limited number of family members will be present to receive visitors. The family requests that anyone showing symptoms of illness please remain home for everyone's safety. Please utilize the funeral home website www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com, Facebook page, and sympathy cards to express condolences to the family if you are unable to attend.
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