Obituary of Judy A. Knott
Judy A. Knott, age 83, of Iowa City, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Crestview in West Branch. Judy Ann Criner was born on August 29, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa, the beloved daughter of Harvey and Virginia (Hugg) Criner. Following graduation from Burlington High School in 1957, she attended and graduated from the former Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, receiving a degree in elementary education. Judy taught 3rd grade in Wheatland, Iowa alongside her fiance, Bruce Knott, a high school teacher. After her marriage to Bruce in 1961, she became a full-time mother to her only child, Kay. She lovingly embraced her role as a parent and always excelled at that occupation. Eventually, she returned to education in Coggon, Iowa, teaching reading enrichment. She moved to Iowa City later in life to be closer to her family. Always an animal lover, she treasured her 6 other children (dogs) throughout her lifetime. In her younger years she enjoyed gardening, creative writing and needlework. Her family includes her daughter, Kay Knott of Iowa City and granddaughter, Lauren Knott of Des Moines. She is also survived by her sister, Kay Criner of Burlington, brother Dick Criner(Evelyn) of Des Moines and their children, Terri Bunting, Linda Ream and Tim Criner. No public services are being planned at this time.