Amanda Renée (Knight) Schany

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Amanda Renée (Knight) Schany

Amanda Renée (Knight) Schany, 24, of Coralville passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at Hospice of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, with her family by her side.

A gathering time to remember Amanda's life will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.

Amanda was born Feb. 21, 1985, in Long Beach, Calif. the daughter of Patricia J. (Anderson) Knight and Bradley C. Knight. At the age of two, she and her family moved to Spencer, and then to Hartley, two years later. She resided there until moving to Iowa City in 1995. Graduating from West High School in 2003, she went on to attend the University of Iowa, receiving her degree in Economics in 2008. Amanda was united in marriage to Joseph (Joe) P. Schany on March 28, 2009.

Amanda swam on both the Iowa City Eels and the West High swim teams. She also participated in the West High band. She was an accomplished pianist and was a driving force behind her husband's band, East Eighteen.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Dorothy Anderson and Janice Knight.

Amanda is survived by her husband, Joe; step-daughter, Ally Schany of St. Louis, Mo.; mother, Patti Knight of Iowa City; father, Brad Knight of West Branch; brothers: Chuck, Kris and Aaron -- all of Iowa City; grandparents, Warren and Carole Anderson of San Marcos, Calif., and Forest Knight of Spencer; mother-in-law, Kari Schany of Emmetsburg; and sisters-in-law, Katelyn and Blake Schany -- both of Emmetsburg.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Amanda's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Amanda's family and her services.