Edna Faye Thomas King

Edna Faye Thomas King, passed away March 4, 2019, two days after celebrating her 105th birthday surrounded by her loved ones.
King was the daughter to the late E.H. Thomas Rebecca Bolton Thomas. She attended Clay Hill School and then attended and graduated from Aurora High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She married D.B. King in 1935. The couple had five children.
During her children’s school years, King was active in their school, serving as president of the Purdy PTA and president of the Barry County PTA. She was later employed by the Cassville branch of the Barry/Lawrence County Library, first as bookkeeper, then as a children’s librarian and finally as branch supervisor until her retirement 28 years later. As a second career, she was hired as a greeter at Walmart in Cassville where she served for 18 years. She retired for the second time at age 90 after experiencing some health problems. She also worked weekends as a docent at the Queen Anne Mansion in Eureka Springs where she entertained guests dressed in a period costume that she had made. She was an extremely talented seamstress and needlework artist who created afghans and potholders that she freely shared and quilts that are treasured by her family. She loved fishing, square dancing and bowling, growing flowers and traveling with her family. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in Cassville for over 50 years.
King is survived by: son, Charles (Linda) King of Springfield; daughters, Janice Benson of Tulsa, Okla. and Linda (Don) McCaskill of Cassville; elder sister, Wilma Thomas Easley, 106, of Cassville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: two brothers; three sisters; an infant daughter, Deborah; son, Stanley; two granddaughters; and one grandson.
Services were held at 2 p.m. March 10, 2019, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Spring River Cemetery in Verona.


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