Agnes King

Agnes Cora Elizabeth Clark King, 89, a former long-time resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died June 6, 2014 in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Agnes was born in Ft. Madison, Iowa to Amandus J. and Ruth Hendricks Clark on November 11, 1924. She was raised in Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri by her parents and her adoptive father, George H. Clark. Agnes graduated from Hannibal High School in 1942, worked as a telephone operator in Hannibal, then in Chicago, where she also worked for General Electric. She married in 1947 and had five children. Moving to run the Sundowner Motel in Caldwell, Idaho in 1966, Mr. and Mrs. King were owners/operators of motels and restaurants in Caldwell and Eugene, Oregon from 1966 to 1968, purchased the Pine Bluff Motel and Plantation Embers Restaurant in 1969, purchased the Riverport Inn in 1978 and the Holiday Inn in 1980, retiring in 2002.

Mrs. King was preceded in death by her brother, Alexander; parents; husband, James C. King (1973) and son, James C. King, Jr. (1983).

She is survived by her four daughters: Diane Leaverton (Jack) of Hope, Idaho, Joan King of Arkansas, Ann King Wittenburg of Joppa, Maryland, and Susan King Meadors (Andrew) of Little Rock, Arkansas; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Her Vigil service is June 24th, 5:00 p.m. at Ralph Robinson & Son with visitation following. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, June 25th at 10:00 a.m with Father Frank DuPreez, Deacon Noel F (Bub) Bryant and Monsignor John O’Donnell officiating.. Memorials are requested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 7434, Pine Bluff, AR 71611, National Alzheimer’s Association, 255 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601, or Luther Park Staff Enhancement Fund, 510 S. Olive, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864.

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