Dennis Leon Knott
Dennis Leon Knott, 53, passed away June 14, 2011.  He was born on March 27, 1958 in Meade, KS to James “JD” and Geraldine (Burgin) Knott.  Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Diane and Debbie Knott.
Survivors are: brother, David (Karla) Knott; niece, Debra (Kasey) Clark; and nephew, James Knott, all of Park City, KS  He is also survived by Uncles: Gregory and Richard Knott of Plains and Aunt: Olivia (Jim) Lee of Minneola; and many cousins.
Dennis was participating at the Special Olympis state track and field meet in Wichita when he collapsed during a race-walk event on June 5.  He was rushed to the Wesley Medical Center where he died nine days later.
Knott, a member of the Derby Free Spirits Special Olympics team, lived in Wichita.
A visitation for Knott was held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.            Knott was transported to Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade for a rosary service on Friday at 7 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Plains with Father (Louie) Trung Dinh Hoang officiating. Burial was in the Plains Cemetery, beside his parents and two sisters.
Resthaven is accepting condolences for the family at its website:
Memorials in Knott’s honor may be mailed to: Special Olympics Kansas, 3153 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67213.