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Avon L. McKnight, 93, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Floyd House in Sergeant Bluff.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, 6200 Morningside Ave., with the Rev. David Koehler officiating. Private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Avon, the daughter of Martin and Viola (Flanagan) Morely, was born on June 11, 1924, in Sergeant Bluff. She attended and graduated from Sergeant Bluff School.

On Jan. 23, 1943, Avon was united in marriage to Charles McKnight in Dakota City. This union was blessed with three children. Avon was a lifelong Sioux City resident and she worked in personnel management for Woolworth's for 30 years. She then worked as a teacher's aide for Head Start until retiring in 1996.

Avon truly loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Sheryl Collins, Charles (Carol) McKnight, and Susan (Rich) Schnee, all of Sioux City; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Karen Oullette of Minnesota, Mary Burgett of New Mexico, Richard (Judy) Morely of Sioux City, Virginia Rohmiller of Sioux City, and Donald Morely of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles on Nov. 5, 1985; son-in-law, Richard Collins; great-grandson, Jason Schnee Jr.; three sisters, Viola Ballinger, Gloria (Don) Mueller, and Dorothy Womack; and two brothers, Michael Morely and Robert Morely.

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