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Dorothy Jeanette Weisenborn King, April 8, 1926 — May 30, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 | 7:25 p.m. CDT; updated 7:43 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 2, 2014

Dorothy Jeanette Weisenborn King (Jean King) of Columbia passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.

Jean KingCelebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Community United Methodist Church, and burial will be at 2:00 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macon. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Jean was born Dorothy Jeanette on April 8, 1926, in Macon to Charles and Elizabeth Weisenborn.

On October 12, 1946, she married the love of her life, Don R. King, and lived happily for 52 wonderful years before his passing in 1998. They are now reunited in God’s kingdom along with their infant son, Randall.

Jean loved her family above all else. Her life was dedicated to Don, her kids and running a perfect household, along with her work as an office manager, and as an accountant for the King family businesses. You would often see her dancing with Don, or hear her singing around the house, to babies or in the choir at church, or taste her wonderful baking, especially at Christmas, created to give to others. She had a special talent for the written word that few saw, but if you did, it would touch your heart forever.

Her legacy and love lives on in her children,Donna Kluzek of Albuquerque, NM, Rick King of Columbia, Kevin King of El Dorado Springs, MO, Jeanette Jayne of Kansas City, MO, and Cindy Shaneberger of Wentzville, MO,her sister, Helen Malizia of Rocheport, MO, her 18 grandchildren whom she cherished, and 13 great-grandchildren.

If you would like to send a memorial donation, please choose your favorite charity or send to her church, where she was a founding member, Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.


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