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Cathy Knight

Cathy C. Knight, age 42, of Philip, South Dakota, died Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Philip High School Armory.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, at the Philip High School Armory, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Cathy C. Patton was born January 18, 1962, in Quinn, SD, the daughter of Leo and Joan (Stephenson) Patton of Milesville. She was baptized and received her first communion at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Milesville. She lived on the ranch in Milesville and received her elementary education at Plum Creek rural school and Philip Elementary School. Cathy graduated from Philip High School in 1980.

Cathy was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Knight at the Presbyterian Church in Philip on September 19, 1980. They resided in Milesville, working on various ranches. They were blessed with three children, April Marie born January 14, 1981, Seth David born April 27th 1982, and Melissa Jo born December 13, 1984.

In February 1985, they moved to Philip where Bob was employed by Scotchman Industries and later the Philip Post Office. Cathy held several jobs including Corky's Super Valu, Philip Veterinary Service, and State Farm Insurance. She began her own business as an American Family Insurance agent in 1996, where she continued to work until her death.

Cathy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Evening Guild. She was also a member of the Philip Chamber of Commerce, BPW, and various church groups. Cathy was active in 4-H, was a leader of Girl

Scouts, coached gymnastics, and baseball, and was a member of the Cancer Support Group.

Cathy enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, hunting, playing softball, bowling, playing cards, and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Knight, of Philip; a son, Seth Knight of Rapid City; two daughters, April and Melissa Knight, both of Rapid City; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Knight of Rapid City; her father and mother, Leo and Joan Patton of Milesville; a brother, Bill Patton and his wife, Michelle, of Eagan, Minnesota; six sisters, Barbara Howe and her husband, Denny, of The Woodlands, Texas, Sharon Kauffman and her husband, George, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Carol Kroetch and her husband, Ralph Jr., of Philip, Linda Stangle and her husband, Jim, of Milesville, Janet Penland and her husband, Terry, of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Susan Jones and her husband, David, of Le Sueur, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cathy was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Patton in infancy, and her grandparents.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com

A memorial is established.