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Marcella Bernadine King, 97, of Galesburg, died at 6:15 a.m.
Friday, September 20, 2019 at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville with her
family by her side.
Marcella was born June 3, 1922 in St. Louis, MO, the
daughter of Louis and Anna (Robben) Mathews.
She married Edward Lawrence King on March 27, 1945 in St. Louis,
MO. He preceded her in death on January
21, 2002. Marcella is survived by three
sons, Dennis King of Galesburg, David King of Henderson, and Dale King of
Galesburg; one daughter, Diana (Charlie) Hayes of Galesburg; eight
grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Along with her parents and husband, Marcella was preceded in death by an
infant brother, Robert Mathews.
Family was Marcella’s life.
She loved being a homemaker and raising her children, later spending
time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic
Church. She was an avid reader, lover of
animals, and enjoyed swimming and taking walks.
Private funeral services will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019
at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery,
Galesburg. There will be no
visitation. Memorial contributions may
be left in Marcella’s memory to the Knox County Humane Society or the Guardian
Angels. Online expressions of sympathy
may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com