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Frankie Diane Knott

Updated: Jan 2


Frankie Diane Knott, 70, was called home on December 24, 2021. Frankie was born March 12, 1951, to her parents Leslie A. & Betty Mae (Cooley) Wall in Illinois. She graduated high school in 1969 and got married to her love Brian R. Knott on May 17, 1975 in Cameron, Illinois. Family was an important part in Frankie’s life, so having been a mother of 4 daughters, beloved wife for 37 years, and a grandmother to many gave Frankie the bliss of life. Her daughters were her happiness and she would never shy away from calling them and talking to them daily.


Frankie owned a bar in Monmouth, Illinois for about 10 years. She had a passion for ceramics and owned a ceramics shop for a few years as well. We all knew her best by always going antique thrift shopping and finding all the priceless treasures; or knowing her having been such a loving soul that loved life to the fullest.


Left to cherish her memory are her brother Leslie Wall, daughter Crystal (Jeff) Watson, daughter Tamatha Jelinek, daughter Katherine Knott, daughter Anna (Nathan Kirkman) Knott, aunt Rosemary Humphrey, grandson Charles Free, granddaughter Brittany (Ryan) Steffens, granddaughter Anneshia Watson, granddaughter Elizabeth (Caleb) Sherman, grandson Tucker Palmgren, grandson Brick Palmgren, granddaughter Frankie Love Kirkman, great-grandson Liam Steffens, great-granddaughter Ivana Sherman, and a lot of nieces and nephews.


Frankie is preceded in death by her parents Leslie & Betty Wall, husband Brian Knott, and sister Shirley Sprinkle.


The family would like to give many thank you’s and appreciation to Dr. Daniel Buroker, MD; Dr. Rebecca Lachenmaier, MD; and Taylor House Hospice.


There will be a Celebration of Life on March 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at West End Architectural Salvage (22 9th Street, Des Moines). A memorial in honor of Frankie Diane Knott will be set next to her husband at Oak Lawns Memorial Gardens in Galesburg, Illinois.


In expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the family.