Murphysboro

Marjorie King

Marjorie Delphine King, 94, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away at 12:39 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Pettett Funeral Home and burial at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Marjorie was born on September 28, 1918, in Percy, Illinois, to William E. Mundis and Anna (Rednour) Mundis. She had worked as a welder in the shipyards in California during World War II. Then, she had worked as a sales clerk at Fab ‘N Trim in Carbondale, and as a bookkeeper at Jim Pearl’s and then at Marion Toyota, from where she retired. Marjorie Delphine married John Delph “Bud” King on July 25, 1936, in Waterloo, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on February 18, 1972. Mrs. King was a member of the First Christian Church in Murphysboro, and a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary and had been a member of the Jackson County Home Extension Gabbers Unit. She was a great seamstress and had made her daughters clothing when they were growing up. She also knitted, crocheted, and quilted. She and her husband had also been foster parents. Marjorie is survived by four children and their spouses John W. “Bill” and Janice King of Good Hope, IL, Donna Riehm and Bob Privett of Murphysboro, James D. and Dolores King of Murphysboro, and Lynn and Duncan Koch of Carbondale; seven grandchildren Jim (Tammy) Riehm, Jon “Scott” (Jennifer) King, Darren (Mandy) King, Jason (Crystal) King, Anna (Aaron) Green, Donna (Mike) Garavalia, and Heather Koch; five great grandchildren; and one sister Dorothy Reid of Gastonia, NC. She was preceded in death by two sisters and her parents.

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