Cathleen Charlotte Knight

Cathleen Charlotte Knight, age 56, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in her home. Cathleen was born on August 1, 1967 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Alfred and Maryann (Warren) Rudek. She married Michael Knight on March 9, 1991 in Chicago, and he survives.

She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Her pets, and all animals brought her great joy.

Cathleen is survived by her husband, Michael, and three children: Mary (John) Smiles of River Grove, IL, Robbie (Daniele) Miller of Quincy, Heather Ortiz of Quincy.

Grandchildren: Nathan, Briana, John, Kaylee, Jordan, Liam, Emma, Alliza and Javi. One brother, Robert (Lily) Rudek of Cary, IL and one brother-in-law Robert Knight of Quincy; nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Robbie Gene Miller, III and her best friend of fifty years, Kathy Paul.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no formal services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to Quincy Medical Group Cancer Center or the Quincy Humane Society. Messages may be shared online at


  1. Julie spidle on March 28, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    I am so sorry for the Family loss. Kathy was such a sweet person. Heather, if you need anything please let me know.

  2. Robert (Bobby) Lischalk on March 29, 2024 at 1:07 pm

    Prayers for family, so sorry for your loss.

  3. Michael Knight on March 29, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you!

  4. Lacey and Rich Varnell on March 29, 2024 at 11:31 pm

    We are praying for you all! So sorry for your loss! We love you guys so much!

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