YOSHIKO K. KNOTT, age 85, of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life on Tuesday, April 08, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Mtn. View in Winchester following an extended illness.
She was employed as a seamstress at the former Lanier Clothing Company. She was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed crafts, cross stitching, and painting. She loved blackberries and making blackberry jam for her family, her children will always remember her making them go with her to pick blackberries in the summer, but it was worth it when it came time in the winter to open the jars of jam she made for them. She was a wonderful cook and would often write her recipes in Japanese so no one could copy them unless she wanted to share them or they knew Japanese. She always had an optimistic attitude about everything. Mrs. Knott had a lot of friends and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
Ms. Knott is survived by her children; James K. (Charlotte) Knott of Estill Springs, Tenn., Sue Fulmer of Cowan, Karen Jones of Columbus, Georgia, Robert Knott of Winchester, 7-grandchildren and 8-great-grandchildren, 1-brother, Hiroshi Kosuge of Tokyo, Japan.
It was Ms. Knott’s request that she be cremated.
A Remembrance time with the family is scheduled for 5:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday Evening, April 10, 2014, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Play Ground Fund at Winchester Head Start, P.O. Box 523, Winchester, TN 37398 in Memory of Ms. Knott.
Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.