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Julia Knight

Dec. 16, 1931 – March 15, 2024

Julia Nadine Knight, age 92, of Joplin, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

Julia was born on Dec. 16, 1931, in Frankfort, Ind. to her loving parents, Gerald and Mary (Roth) Provins.

After graduating from Webb City High School in 1949, she studied nursing. She was employed by Merle Norman Cosmetics, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She also worked at Motor Electric, which was owned by her husband.

Julia married the love of her life, William “Bill” Knight Sr., on July 31, 1950, and they were happily married for 68 years.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Mary Provins; her husband Bill Knight; three brothers, Jerry, Waldo, and Calvin Provins; two grandchildren Jeremy Knight and Cody Strickland.

She is survived by one brother, Elvin Provins; one sister, Betty Ann Riggs; four children, William J. Knight Jr., Larry Knight and wife Connie, Alan Knight and wife Karen, Audrey Woodard and husband Mark, all of Joplin; five grandchildren, Kyle S. Knight and wife Bonita, Kate Tupper and husband Josh, Heather Henson, Dustin Knight and wife Shannon, Kegan Strickland and husband Courtney; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Royal Heights Elementary Lunch Fund or to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.



Addie Wald

July 19, 1941 – March 14, 2024

Addie Irene Wald, 82, passed away on March 14, 2024, in Carterville. She was born on July 19, 1941, in Aurora, to the late Henry Jimerson and Imogene Duncan.

She attended Galena High School. She owned and operated a beauty shop for 25 years. Alongside her husband, she owned Wald Sewer and Septic Service. Addie’s home was a haven of love and hospitality, known for the delicious meals she prepared with care. She believed that no one should ever leave her home hungry, and she stood by this belief by always having a meal ready for anyone who walked through her door. Her priority was her family, and she dedicated her life to ensuring their happiness and well-being.

Addie’s journey led her to the love of her life, Lawrence Wald, with whom she built a beautiful family, including their children, Sherry Wigent (Henry), Larry, Bub (Jaki), and Michael Wald; grandchildren, Jimmy, Michelle, Valeria, Lacey, Justin, Chip, Larry, Micah, Laura, Landon, Laramy, and Bryton; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren, with one more on the way; and four siblings, Everette, Lula, Linda, and Sherry. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Wald, and three siblings.

The family would like to extend their sincere thankfulness to special friends Nancy Sheets, Jeannie Leake (niece), Aaron Crane (grandson-in-law) and caregiver, Laura Pittman.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Joplin. Arrangements were under the direction of Parker Mortuary.