Alice Irene King 1929 - 2017
KING, RHODE, WALLING
Posted By: Connie Swearingen -Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/26/2017 at 00:44:12
Sioux City Journal
28 June 2017
Alice Irene King, 88, of Sioux City, passed away on June 20, 2017, in Conroe, Texas.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes.
Alice was born on April 4, 1929, in Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of Cornelius and Gertrude (Rhode) Walling. She attended rural Woodbury County schools and graduated from Anthon High School. She then attended Morningside College.
She was united in marriage with Ellis F. King on Nov. 29, 1951 in Papillion, Neb. The couple lived in Correctionville, Iowa for a few years before moving to Laurens, Iowa, then on to Moville, Iowa, eventually moving to Sioux City in 1959. Alice was a homemaker who was known as the Stamp Lady at Longfellow School selling war stamps to students and staff. She also worked at Williges Department Store, and served as a Girl Scout leader. Alice was a 49 year survivor of breast cancer.
She was an active member of Curves For Women in Morningside as well as Stretch And Flex at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where she mede some very dear friends.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ellis; her daughter, Ruth Gernhart of Houston, Texas; her son, Craig King of Holden, Mo.; three grandchildren, Tracy Schaub and her husband, Dean, Adam Gernhart, and Sarah Gernhart and her husband, Kenneth Mendez; great-grandchildren, Dyson Schaub, Davis Schaub, Dylan Schaub, Emily Gernhart and Madison Gernhart; her sisters, Corleen (Bob) Anderson, Coletta (Orv) Goettsch, Charlotte Petersen, and Lorraine (Al) Warren; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret (Clair) White, Kathryn (Dick) Peter, and Bernadine Walling; and her brothers, Donald (Dee) Walling, Richard Walling, and William (Betty) Walling.
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