Barbara Knight, 80

Barbara Knight, 80, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Bickford Cottages in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown, Iowa. For condolences or questions please visit: Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Barbara and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Barbara Ann Jacobs was born on November 30, 1936, in Tama, Iowa; she was the daughter of Ralph and Rhoda (Marlow) Jacobs. She was educated in the area of her birth. On March 19, 1953, Barbara was united in marriage to Thomas Alden Knight in Vinton, Iowa; they had lived their married lives in Marshalltown, Iowa. Barbara had worked in factories retiring from Fisher Controls. She loved her dogs and was always looking for an opportunity to take a picture. She had been a member of the Marshalltown Camera Club and Marshalltown Kennel Club. Barbara and Thomas loved to travel.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael (Kimberly) Knight, of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin and Stephen (Allison) Knight, of Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren: Amy (Dean) Knight-Schmidt, Kelly (Nathan) Knight-Kaleta, Aaron (Bridget) Knight, Matthew (Stefanie) Swinton, Michael Swinton, Eric Knight and Christopher Knight; great-grandchildren: Andrew, Tyler and Evelyn Schmidt, Emma and Annie Kaleta and Hayden and Aubrey Swinton.

In death Barbara rejoins her parents, Ralph and Rhoda; husband, Thomas and siblings: Richard, Jean, Genevieve and Ralph Lee.