SIKESTON - Lillian M. King, 79, died Dec. 8, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 2, 1922, in Decatur, Tenn., daughter of the late Robert and Hulda Cordle Harder, she was a farmer's wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canalou and Henry Meldrum American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary.
On Sept. 21, 1940, in Blytheville, Ark., she married L.E. King who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, Billy Wayne King, Lee Roy "Pete" King, Jackie Lynn King and Robert Lee King of Sikeston; four daughters-in-law, Virginia, Mai, Janet and Janie King of Sikeston; one brother, Eliga Harder of Borger, Texas; one sister, Evelyn Payne of Hornersville; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and her best friend, Jimmie Sutton of Morehouse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant daughter, one brother and two sisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. Scott Sutton, pastor of New Life Ministries of New Madrid, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Greg King, Jeff King, Chad King, Chuck King, Jason King, Nathen King and Sam King.