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Linda King

Linda King

Linda Patricia, nee Hayden, King; 70, of Marissa, IL born May 22, 1943 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at her home.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired after working for many years as a cook at the White Lantern Restaurant in Marissa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry “Glen” King Sr. An infant son Henry G. King Jr. Her parents – Thomas L. Hayden and Frances A. Kane and one sister Elizabeth “Becky” Jones.

She is survived by her children – Thomas (Shelly) King Sr. of Cahokia, IL; Glenda King and Bobby King Sr. both of Marissa, IL; Joann King (Bill) Llyod) of Chester, IL and Tracy King (fiancé – William “Doug” Duniven) of Sikeston, MO. 14 grandchildren – Tommy Jr; Michael (Mallory); Nicholas; Greg; Glen (Fallon); Tasha (Richard); Brittany (Bryan); Katherine; Alli; Dusty; Makayla; Bert; Danielle; Scarlet. 8 great-grandchildren – Damian; Kayleigh; Gavyn; Madison; Carli; Zaylynn; Lilly; Pearl. Also surviving are her best friend Dorene Anderson, many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog “Little Momma” The family would greatly like to thank Hospice “Orange South” of Southern Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00am with Rev. Phillip Easton officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Momma you will forever be missed, You now walk with my daddy and little brother Glen in heaven…… You will forever be in my heart.
    Tracy & Doug

    Posted by: Tracy King – Sikeston, MO – Daughter Oct 31, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Aunt Linda,

    I was sad to hear of your passing. I know you were tired. Your with all our loved ones who have gone before us now and Im sure your happy to see them as they are you. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything you ever did for me. You were a remarkable woman and you will be missed.

    Love always, Jeff and Billie

    Posted by: Billie Trail – Ofallon, IL – Aunt Oct 31, 2013

  3. Administrator says:


    We just want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. No words can begin to explain how you are feeling. We want you to know we are praying for you, and know Jesus is just a whisper away. Know we have your back and Love you Much …

    Cox, Groom, Hartline, Prosser

    Posted by: Cox, Hartline, Prosser, Groom – Granite City, IL – Friend Oct 31, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    Dear Linda, I will certainly miss your wonderful smile. You were such a gentle soul here on earth. I know you got tired and wanted to go, but all of us here didn’t want you to go. I am so glad you didn’t suffer much. I know you are now in God’s arms. May peace be with you. Your Aunt Kathy

    Posted by: Kathy (Kane) Vallina – Collinsville, IL – Aunt Nov 01, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    My forever best friend I miss you so much.5 am rolls around and I want to reach for the phone for our morning coffee call .You were the best friend I ever had’ You were always there for me When my spirits needed a little lift
    I could never thank you enough for that You are truly a gift the friendship we shared was rare some people go through life and never have a true friendship like we shared.

    … more

    Posted by: Dorene Anderson – Nashville, IL – Forever Friend Nov 01, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    Dear Linda,
    I known you most of my life and will dearly miss you. I’m so glad you didn’t suffer very much. May God keep you in his arms.


    Judy Hunter Brown

    Posted by: Judy (Hunter) Brown – Hastings, MI – self Nov 02, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss, Tracy and family. Praying for all of you!

    Posted by: Cyndi – Caseyville, IL – Cousin Nov 03, 2013

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