Cumberland Times-News

December 11, 2012

DIANA “DEE” G. KNOTT [Oldtown]

Cumberland Times-News

— OLDTOWN — Diana “Dee” Gail Knott, 59, of Oldtown, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

Born Aug. 15, 1953, in Baltimore,she was the daughter of Rosemary T. (Lease) Shirley Moorefield and the late Melvin Shirley. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stanislaus Shirley and a sister, Jean Phyllis Shirley.

Mrs. Knott was a financial specialist for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

She was Catholic, by faith. Dee was a County United Way volunteer and enjoyed the Creative Needle Quilters.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” E. Knott Jr.; two sons, Lawrence E. Knott III and wife Cheryl, of Fort Bragg, N.C. and Joshua Knott and wife Sherry, of Clearville, Pa.; a step-daughter, Patricia Lynn Solorzano and husband Lucio, of Baltimore; siblings, Elaine Storck,  Paula Lea and husband Eugene, James Moorefield Jr. and wife Dawn, Regina Johnson and David Moorefield and wife Julie; two step-grandchildren, John and Carmen; one grandchild expected in May; 19 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews. Dee is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Michael Knott Sr. and wife Beverly, Charles Benedict Knott Sr., Anna Marie Ness and husband Dennis Sr., Steven Leroy Knott, Fredrick Bertrand Knott Sr. and George Joseph Knott.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will follow on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John Michael Knott Sr. officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the food pantry at Calvary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 354, Ridgeley, WV 26753; the County United Way, 71 Baltimore St., 301, Cumberland, MD 21502 or to Toys For Happiness, 12604 Bedford Road, N.E., Cumberland, MD 21502.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Knott’s obituary at