IN MEMORIAM: Cement Masons Local 527 Business Representative Joseph Knott

Joseph Patrick Knott, a business representative for Cement Masons Local 527, passed away March 13 at age 59.

Brother Knott was a kind and caring soul. His heart was bigger than you could imagine. He would give the shirt off of his back to whoever needed it. He loved his family very much. Joseph was a proud union worker his entire career, building great relationships with the people he worked with. Riding his motorcycle and golfing with family and friends were just a few of his favorite things. He was so helpful, always making sure people were okay. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (nee Zenthoefer) Knott; mother, Mary I. (nee Dees) Knott, mother-in-law, Jacklyn Zenthoefer, step-children, Joshua Camacho and Matesha Camacho; grandchildren, Caleb Camacho, Joseph Camacho, and Charlee Fae Batye; siblings, William J. (Mary F.) Knott, Dave (Mary Kim) Knott, Suzanne (Marion) Finder, Lisa (Fred) Weidenbenner, Mary A. (Charlie) Miller, Kent (Sondra) Knott, Lynn (Mike) Hager, Steve (Krista) Knott, Lorretta (Steve) Heckelman; 32 nieces and nephews; 28 great nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family and friends.

A visitation was held March 25 followed by a memorial service at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Highway 30, Cedar Hill, Mo. 63016. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Cedar Hill VFW, Cedar Hill Elks Lodge or Wounded Warriors Project. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos, and condolences online at

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