NEW MADRID - Thelma Margaret King, 88, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid.
Born May 10, 1916, daughter of the late Robert and Oma Parks, she was a lifelong resident of New Madrid County. For many years, Thelma was public relations officer for the Bank of New Madrid.
On May 10, 1936, she married Robert King of Portageville who preceded her in death in 1981.
She is survived by eight children and spouses, Robert and Mary King Jr. of Manchester, Beth and Michael Mapes of Cape Girardeau, Susan and Michael Totty of Arlington, Texas, John Harry King of New Madrid, Mary Linda and Ken King of San Jose, Calif., Jimmy and Vicki Jo King of Lilbourn, Joseph King of Las Vegas, Nev., and Richard King of New Madrid. Thelma is the grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Three children, Kenneth Parks King, Anna Maria King Taylor and Thomas Michael King, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Richards Funeral Home where a recitation of the rosary is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid.
Burial will follow in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn.
Pallbearers will be: Gene Recker, Sam Hunter, Tim Hunter, David Alsobrook, Justin Rojas and Greg Lasiter.
may be sent to
St. Jude Children's
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Memphis, TN 38105-1905