MOUNT PLEASANT- Loree King, 86, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at her home.
Loree was born March 5, 1935 in Jefferson County, Iowa, the daughter of V. Fro and Gladys (Danielson) Shelman. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1953. Loree was united in marriage to Wayne King on September 8, 1957 at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. Wayne and Loree made Mount Pleasant their home where they spent 64 wonderful years together. Loree worked at the Henry County Savings Bank and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former member of the Glasgow Dorcus Society and volunteered with the Girl Scouts and 4-H. Loree treasured playing the piano and organ. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, puzzles, and helping on the farm. She was a great cook and baker, and was known for her delicious fudge. Loree couldn't go without her caramel sundaes from Dairy Queen.
Loree is survived by her husband Wayne of Mount Pleasant; daughter Leanne King Salmeron of Elk Grove, CA; two grandsons, Cory Stoikovic and Adrian Salmeron.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Julian and an infant sister Joanne.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 am Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. Rev. David Bracht-Wagner will officiate. Interment will follow at the Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The family requests everyone wear a mask for the visitation and service. A memorial fund has been established for First United Methodist Church and St. Jude Children's Hospital. The service will be livestreamed on Powell Funeral Homes Facebook page and at www.powellfuneralhome.com.