Harriet “Jean” (Rigby) McKnight, 95, of Texas City, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Mainland Center Hospital.
Jean was born on January 13, 1924 to Harry and Agnes Rigby in Galveston, Texas. She met her husband, Mac, while working for the Galveston Housing Authority. After staying home to raise her four children, she enjoyed a career at Moore Memorial Library in Texas City. Jean was an avid reader who loved to travel in their motor home, cross stitch, and, in her later years, build dollhouses. She also spent numerous hours volunteering at her church.She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther “Mac” McKnight, her parents, and her sisters Lorraine Lange (Oscar), Mary Coerver (Fred), Sarah Blanton (Reed), and Cora Criswell (Cris).
Survivors include her children Sally McKnight, Judy Howard, Laura Kaase (Kenneth), and James McKnight. Grandchildren include Michelle Gentry (Robert), Alicia Gentry (Dustin), Kyle Rab, Rachel and Daniel Howard, and Kira McKnight. Great-grandchildren include Eric, Luke,