Jeannie Knight-Faske, Local Teacher, Dies At 68

Jeannie Knight-Faske of Wellington passed away on Thursday, July 3.

Faske was born in Bronx, N.Y. to William H. Knight Sr. and Dr. Mary S. Bear, both deceased, on Aug. 18, 1945. She attained her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York at Cortland and her master’s degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

Faske taught at elementary and secondary schools in Locust Valley, N.Y.; Clarksville, Tenn.; Fairfax County, Va.; and the last 25 years at H.L. Johnson Elementary School in Royal Palm Beach.

She leaves her husband of 37 years, Robert C. Faske, along with daughter Jennifer Wagner Davis (Jeff) of Fairfax, Va.; sisters Mary Ann Houck (Leo) of Bardstown, Ky., and Paula Rothschild (Marty) of San Diego, Calif.; brothers William H. Knight Jr. (Hanna) of New York City, N.Y. and John P. Knight (Cheryl) of Barto, Penn.; sister-in-law Janet Knight of Bronxville, N.Y.; and grandchildren Madelyn and Benjamin Davis.

Her ashes will be interred in Bardstown, Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to H.L. Johnson, Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice.

A remembrance will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at Palms West Funeral Home in Royal Palm Beach. Visit for more information.

ABOVE: Jeannie Knight-Faske