3-year-old Samantha Knostman drowns in swimming pool


HEATH – Samanth “Sammy” Knostman, the three-year old daughter of Doug and Ann Knostman, drowned in the swimming pool of a home in McClendon-Chisholm Saturday.

Rockwall County Emergency Medical Services confirmed their paramedics were called to the scene.

The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her death but no information has yet been received.

Ann Knostman works as an Instructional Technologist at Rockwall-Heath High School.

Doug Knostman is the President of the Heath High School Basketball Booster Club.

Samantha is also survived by her brothers, Bryan and Ben Knostman.

According to her Rest Haven Funeral Home obituary, there will be a Night of Remembrance Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel, 2500 State Hwy. 66 East, from 6 to 8 pm.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, at the Lake Pointe Church Auditorium, 701 E. I-30 in Rockwall, with Pastor Steve Stroope officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Medical Center, 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher


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