Connie Faye Nott, 73, of Knoxville passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Connie Faye Nott, 73, of Knoxville passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She was at home, surrounded by the loved ones she held so dear.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville with the Rev. Dan Lybarger officiating. Inurnment was at Williamsfield Cemetery, Williamsfield.

Memorials may be made to the Project Dog Park, Inc. Family and friends were invited to gather for a luncheon afterward at Knoxville United Methodist Church. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through

Connie was born on Jan. 2, 1939, daughter of the late Carl Russell and Ruth Elaine Johnson.

She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1957. She married Chuck Nott on June 2 of that same year. Following her marriage, Connie worked successfully in numerous roles, often as a business owner alongside of her husband. Her most current endeavor was a role as a director for Project Dog Park Inc. of Galesburg. She championed the cause for numerous reasons, the greatest of which being the comfort and unconditional love she found in her dog, Rudy, after the passing of her husband.

Her most valued roles, though, were those she held in the family. She was a devoted and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She has been the beloved matriarch of her family for decades and will be missed beyond words.

She is survived by her son, Steve Nott, and wife, Debbie, of Galesburg; her daughter, Melissa (Missy) Powell, and husband, Eddie, of Galesburg; her brother, Milton "Butch" Johnson, and wife, Joanne, formerly of Knoxvill; five grandchildren, Chris Rushing, Lisa Sullivan, Kayla Haynes, Kyle Stone and Stephen Powell; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Rudy.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. "Chuck" Nott; her father, Carl Russell Johnson; her mother, Ruth Elaine Johnson; her brothers, Lonnie Johnson and Dave Johnson, and her sister, Dixie Johnson.