Ruth Knight

Obituary of Ruth Fern Knight

Smethport - Ruth Fern Knight, 85, of Smethport, passed away Monday (December 30, 2019) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.


She was born Feb 6, 1934 in Bradford, a daughter of John and Ethel Walthers Porter.  On April 3, 1965 in Bradford, she married Charles Duane Knight, who died in 2001.


Mrs. Knight worked at Viko Furniture of Eldred, where she was a pattern former before her retirement. 


She enjoyed taking her car out for a ride with her dogs.  She loved her dogs and all animals, in general.


She is survived by:


one son: Terry (Monica) Knight of Smethport


Three grandchildren: Emily (Frank) Cona, Glenn Knight, and Eric Pitman


One great-grandson:  Benjamin Cona


One brother:  Edgar Porter of Rixford, and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Jim and Gerald, and two sisters, Viola and Dolores.


Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6 th  from 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7 th at 11 AM with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.



6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday, January 6, 2020
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc.
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
(814) 887-5565

Funeral services

11:00 am
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home, Inc
2 Bank St.
Smethport, Pennsylvania, United States
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