Dorothy King

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dorothy King, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born August 14, 1932, in Chaffee, Mo., to Tony and Alma Heuring Kielhafner. She and Louie King were married Nov. 24, 1955, in Kelso, Mo.

Dorothy worked at the Chaffee Shoe Factory, then the Lowenbaum dress factory in Cape Girardeau for 15 years. She then worked with Procter & Gamble in Cape Girardeau for 21 years, retiring in 1996. She volunteered at Saint Francis Medical Center for 13 years and was Auxiliary Person of the Year for 2004 and 2005. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Survivors include her husband, Louie King, of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Alene (Louis) Eftink and Lillian Emmons, both of Scott City; one son, Richard (Patricia) King of San Antonio; and two grandchildren, Michael and Meghan King.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marie Philips.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel with parish prayers at 7.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Bobby Manso officiating.

Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary.

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