Velma D. (Duvendack) King (1922 - 2014)

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MEREDOSIA - Velma D. King, 91, of Meredosia died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1922, in Chapin, the daughter of Edward Adam and Caroline Marie Bruening Duvendack. She married James Taylor King on June 6, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Meredosia, and he survives.

Mrs. King also is survived by one daughter, Susan L. (husband, Timothy J.) Overby of Wildwood, Missouri; one granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn (husband, Uton) Dellosso of Colleyville, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett and Lucy Dellosso.

Mrs. King graduated from Chapin High School in 1940 and Western Illinois University in 1944. She taught high school business, bookkeeping, shorthand and typing in Liberty, New Berlin and Arenzville, and was a substitute teacher for Meredosia-Chambersburg and Chapin schools. Mrs. King also was a homemaker and assisted in the management of her family's farm.

Mrs. King was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, east of Meredosia, for many years, and served as church organist for more than 60 years. She was nicknamed "Duck" for her love of duck hunting with her father. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, music and spending time outdoors. She cherished the holidays and family gatherings.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville with burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, east of Meredosia. Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the or the . Condolences may be left to the family online at
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Jacksonville, IL 62650
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Sept. 2, 2014
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