Gayle Knox 1939-2023

Gayle Lavonne Knox, 83, Holton, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at her home.

She was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Salina, the daughter of Lewis K. Leonard Sr. and Emma Melvena Burris Leonard. She graduated from Solomon High School and attended Christian College in Columbia, Mo., and Kansas State University in Manhattan. She lived in Holton for nine years and previously in Kansas City, Mo.

Ms. Knox worked as a bookkeeper for Richman Gordman and Westlake Hardware.

She married Jay L. Knox on Sept. 3, 1960, in Smith Center. They later divorced and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2018.

Survivors include two daughters, Whitney Coverdale and husband Jeff, Holton, and Lindsey Knox, Prairie Village; a son, Jeff Knox and wife Mindy, Downers Grove, Ill.; two brothers, Lewis K. Leonard Jr. and wife Sondra, Olathe, and Garry Leonard and wife Joyce, Sandy, Utah; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Cards of condolence may be sent to Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Greer Citizen newsletter feed