Shirley M. King
1938 - 2021
Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory
701 12th St
Moline, IL

Shirley M. King

February 18, 1938-July 9, 2021

MOLINE-Shirley M. King, 83, of Moline, Illinois, died Friday, July 9, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport, Iowa.

Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at College Church of the Nazarene, 200 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914, with a visitation prior to the service at 9:00 am. The service will be livestreamed from the Facebook page of College Church of the Nazarene, University Avenue. Cremation has taken place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Shirley and Don King scholarship fund at Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914 or online at With either option, please note the gift is designated to the King scholarship.

The former Shirley M. Townsend was born February 18, 1938, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Iven Dwight and Juanita Inez (Woolley) Townsend. She married Edgar Donald King, Jr. on June 28, 1958, in South Zanesville, Ohio.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and servant in the churches where she and her husband ministered for over 41 years. Her sense of humor, ability to make the best in all situations, and faithfulness to her Savior, Jesus, are known and admired by all who knew her.

Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of over 63 years, Donald King; a son, Scott Alan King of Lenexa, Kansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Jon Klavohn of Moline; four grandchildren, Austin King, Autumn King, and Kate and Carson Klavohn; siblings, Larry (Gloria) Townsend of Cambridge, Ohio, Sandy (Pete) Oakley of Kipling, Ohio, and Linda (Robert) Baker of Ellenton, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Published by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus on Jul. 22, 2021.
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College Church of the Nazarene
200 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL
College Church of the Nazarene
200 University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL
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