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Cynthia Knight Bogdahn

June 21, 1927 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 91)

Cynthia Knight Bogdahn passed away on Wednesday January 23, 2019 surrounded by family at the age of 91.

Cynthia was born in Inverness, MS to Roy and Dora Knight on June 21, 1927. At the age of 9, her mother died and her father remarried Mrs Bertie Matthews Knight and she fulfilled the role of mother in her life.  She graduated from Inverniss High School and furthered her education at Belhaven College earning a degree in Music. Mrs Bogdahn taught piano for over 50 years in the Pascagoula area, ensuring her passion for music will live on for generations to come. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood and past state president. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula where she was the church pianist for many years.   

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Henry Jack Bogdahn brother, Richard “Dick” Knight; sister Dorothy Allen and son-in-law, Daniel Woods.

She is survived by Daughters, Suellen Lynn (John) of Moss Point, MS, Irene Woods of Moss Point, MS and Jackie Tilka (Dan) of Port Charlotte, FL; sons Joseph Bogdahn (Heather) of Winter Haven, FL and William “Billy” Bogdahn of Pascagoula, MS; brother, Bob Knight of Greenwood, MS; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great-grandchildren.

 Visitation will be Sunday January 27, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 pm at First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula with funeral service to begin at 2:30pm with Rev. Eddie Kirby.

Interment will conclude at Jackson County Memorial Park on Monday at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations in her memory to The First United Methodist Church Music Fund. Condolences may be expressed online at

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