Thelma M. King, 79, of Highland, Illinois, passed away at 3:35 AM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at River Crossing of Edwardsville, illinois. She was born February 14, 1943 in Ridgway, Illinois, the daughter of the late Lawrence & Eva (Case) Hise. She married Charles King on April 18, 1963 in Germany & he survives.
Thelma was employed as a Secretary for Madison Service Company in Edwardsville, Illinois. She was also a past member of the First United Baptist Church of Staunton, & she enjoyed cooking & bird watching.
She is survived by her husband - Charles King of Highland, IL; two daughters - Faith (Ridha) Gaddour of Aldi, VA, & Connie King of Lebanon, IL; three grandchildren - Casey Lautz, Heather Lautz, & James Lautz II; four great grandchildren - Makayla, Wesley, Brea, & Lucas; numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins also survive.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister - Geneva Price; & a brother - Gilbert Hise.
Per Thelma's wishes, no visitation or services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to either the American Cancer Society or to Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, MO.
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