Joan Bomia-Knight

Obituary of Joan Bomia-Knight

Joan Bomia-Knight was born April 30, 1942 in Monroe.  She was one of six children born from the union of Frank and Edna (Thomas) Stockard.  Joan was a 1961 Monroe High School graduate.   She married William C. Bomia on Oct 31,1959 and spent forty-seven years together before his passing in 2006.  Joan remarried Leslie “Butch” Knight on February 4, 2008 whom she spent five years together before he passed in 2015.  

Joan was employed as a Lead Cook, Trainor at Denny’s Restaurant where she received a MenuMaster’s Award.

Joan was spunky, could tell a good joke and loved to laugh.  Although, she was not afraid to hold back to express her feelings, she was kind; a mother and friend to all.  She had a passion for cooking and donated her time at God Works Family Soup Kitchen.  Joan will always be remembered for her renowned Pigs in the Blankets. She looked forward to her travels to New Orleans and in Michigan and finding unique treasures yard saling and antique shopping.   Most of all she cherished family gatherings in her home and spending time with her grandchildren.

In her quiet time, she enjoyed watching Soap Operas, Family Feud and cooking shows.  Often, she could be found sitting on her deck sipping on her favorite beverage, Smirnoff Vodka and Squirt with her canine companion, “Bud.”

To cherish her memory, she leaves her three children:  Jeffery (Theresa) Bomia of Southgate, Gregory and Leslie Bomia both of Monroe; her siblings:  William Stockard, Bernice Graves and Janice Clayborne; ten grandchildren:  Trista, Owen, Matthew, Brendon, Noel, Clayton, Skylar, Brittney, Heather and Misty; six great-grandchildren:  Payton, William III, Jeffery III, Lucas, Sarhara and Angelina.

Joan Knight, age 76, of Monroe passed away on October 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. In addition to her parents she is preceded by her two husbands; two children:  William Bomia and Lisa Barboza; two sisters:  Patsy Black and Shirley Laney; a grandson in-law:  Blake; and a grandson:  William II.

Friends may gather from 10:30am until a Celebration of Her Life at Noon on Saturday October 13, 2018 at Merkle Funeral Service, 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe (734) 241-7070.  Chaplain Sally Martin of Mercy Health Oregon Ohio will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to Promedica Cancer Center and Promedica Hospice of Monroe.   Online guests may visit