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Kala Jane (Porter) Knight

Kala Jane Knight, 30, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away July 2, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born May 9, 1994, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Barry and Vicki (Lucas) Porter. Kala resided in Little River, KS most of her life. She graduated from Little River High School with the class of 2012. Kala attended Wichita State University and received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Hutchinson Community College in 2016. On December 16, 2017, Kala was united in marriage with Luke Knight at the Congregational Church, Little River. They resided in Lyons together with their daughters, Goldie Kay and Olive Jane, their fur babies, Chester, Bart and Josie, and several very mean roosters. She had a passion for silversmithing and was the owner and operator of Cow Creek Design Co. in Lyons. She enjoyed being in the mountains, building her business, spending time with her family, and most of all being a mom. Kala was a member of the Congregational Church, and was well known for her love of God and her faith. Kala is survived by her husband, Luke Knight, and their children, Goldie and Olive; her parents, Barry and Vicki Porter of Little River; sister, Jacy Lubbers and husband Eain and their daughter Sophie of Olathe, KS; and maternal grandmother, Sharon Roelfs of Inman, KS. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Eudra Porter and Nancy Porter; maternal grandparents, Roger and Sue Lucas, and Fred Roelfs. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M., Monday, July 8, 2024, at the Congregational Church, Little River, with family present. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at the Celebration Centre, Lyons, with Pastor Ted Weis officiating. We encourage guests to wear any Cow Creek Design Co. pieces in Kala’s honor. Burial will follow at the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons. Memorials may be given to the “Kala Knight Memorial” for her daughters’ education fund, care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.


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Congregational Church
410 Clinton St
Little River, KS 67457

Interment Funeral

Lyons Municipal Cemetery
821 N. Grand
Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-3981

Funeral Home in Charge

Birzer Funeral Home
214 W. Ave South
Lyons, KS 67554