Julia Poage Knight Garnett of Lewisburg, WV, died Monday, October 2, 2017.
Born April 20, 1928, at her grandfather's home near Clover Lick, WV, she was the daughter of Harry Winters Knight and Woodsie Lee Poage Knight.
When she was a year old, the family moved to Lewisburg. Julia graduated from Lewisburg High School and Greenbrier College for Women. She received her B.S. degree from Concord College and pursued her master's degree at Marshall University. Julia was a dedicated teacher. She taught at Williamsburg High School, McComas High School, Bramwell High School, Frankford High School, and Greenbrier East High School.
Julia was an active 4-H'er all her life. She was a 4-H Club leader in Mercer and Greenbrier counties and was a 4-H All-Star. She was also an active member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She belonged to Chapter F of the PEO Sisterhood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Garnett; and her brother, Harry Moffett Knight.
She is survived by a son, John Edward Garnett; daughter, Ann Garnett Kudro and husband, Michael Kudro; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Kudro Popky and husband, Steven, Thomas Andrew Kudro and wife, Genevieve, Chelsea Garnett Turner and husband, Tommy, Oakley Belle Garnett, and Evan Newell Garnett; and three great-grandsons, Grayson Michael Kudro, Clark Thomas Kudro, and Talmadge Winfield Turner.
Funeral services for Mrs. Garnett are scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 10 AM at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Afterward, she will be laid to rest in the family plot beside her husband of 62 years at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 6, from 6-8 PM at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Greenbrier Historical Society.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the October 4, 2017 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.