Marjorie Louise King

 

Funeral services for Marjorie L King, 92, will be held Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Visitation is 10 am followed by an 11am service at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS.

She met Jesus Friday, June 1, 2018 at Hillside Village in DeSoto, KS. Marjorie was a former Lawrence resident.

Marjorie was born June 26, 1925 in Kansas City, MO, daughter of George and Mary Hilfinger.

She graduated from Paseo High School in 1943 and then attended business school in Kansas City, graduating in 1945.

Marjorie married John Nelson King on January 23, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2009. They were married for 61 years. She retired after 25 years of service for State Farm Insurance. She was awarded a certificate for 50 years of continuous service at the First Baptist Church in Lawrence, KS.

Marjorie had an outgoing personality. Her husband used to say she never met a stranger. She could strike up a conversation with anyone. She was an avid knitter. In the sixties and seventies she knit bandages for overseas leprosy patients and hats for newborns at LMH. More recently she made cards for Operation Write Home. And while living at Hillside Village she was voted most likely to give a hug.

Survivors include her two daughters, Janet Probeck, Diane Longfellow (Jay); three granddaughters, Sarah Jergens (Brett), Laura Titus (Luke), Melissa Bennett (Cyle) and 11 great-grandchildren,  Madison Jergens, Ella Jergens, Brenna Walker (Josh), Derek Johnson, Allison Johnson, Billy Johnson, Ava Titus, Aaron Titus, Kyra Glover, Tristan Bennett, Austin Bennett. Marjorie was thrilled to learn her first great-great- grandchild is due in November.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Sterling Longfellow...

Many years I knew your mother and your father. Your mother was a very special lady who will be greatly missed. Respectfully

From Debra Shirar...

I will always remember and was honored to have the privilege to bring homemade small batch diabetic treats to Mrs. King. I enjoyed our visits.. May God bless you and give you comfort.

From Dianna (Carlson)...

What a Beautiful lady. Anytime we visited my dad’s State Farm office we were always met by her warm smile. She became such important part of our young lives as she made us feel valued and cared for. I feel so blessed that she was a part of my life.

From Gary L Wheeler...

Janet, sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember when your father and my father worked together at Santa Fe Railroad

From Dennis Supancic...

Janet and Family, sorry to hear about your loss. Its hard to lose a loved one. She’s in Gods hands now and in peace. My God be with you and family at this difficult time. Dennis

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