Margaret L. King, nee Cannon, 90, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, March 9, 1929, in London, England, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 in Belleville, IL.
Margaret was a loving mother and grandmother. She spent most of her life in England near London. After many years working for the Navy, Army, and Air Forces Institute (NAAFI), she worked as a school receptionist at the Orchard Infant School in East Molesey, England. She moved to Belleville, IL in 2015, where she became an active member of the All Star Mostly Senior Ukulele Rainbow Review in Mascoutah, IL, and the local Craft Club. She enjoyed the company of other ex-patriot Brits in the British Club, and knitted for the St. Augustine’s Prayer Shawl Ministry.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: Robert and Agnes nee Rivers Cannon
- Husband: John King
- Robert Cannon Jr.
- Michael Cannon
- Jean nee Cannon Day
- Joyce Cannon
Surviving are her:
- Daughter: Sandra (Wayne) nee King, McCormick of Belleville, IL
- Sister: Pamela nee Cannon, Carter of Louth
- Chloe McCormick
- Christian McCormick
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, July 12, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Margaret’s family and friends. She was a sweet, kind, beautiful and classy lady! Love and prayers for all of you xo.
Will miss this lovely lady. Always smiling and very good at hugs
A lovely lady, will long be remembered. God bless her and all her family. Rest in Peace dear lady .
Margaret Always had a smile when I saw her and a hug!
I’ll always remember her with a Big smile with her 90th birthday crown on .
I loved to see her get tickled with her expressions. She had a great sense of humor.
She will be missed dearly and I will treasure the time I got to spend with her.
I met Margaret when Annie Hall brought her to a Prayer Shawl meeting at St. Augustine’s Church. She was such a sweet lady and we all loved her British accent. I told her she reminded me of Miss Marple because she could knit without looking at her work and could continue a conversation as she knitted. Plus her accent made her even more authentic Miss Marple. We all loved having her a part of our group. She will be greatly missed.
Will so miss this dear lady.
I was very sorry to hear that Margaret passed away. I will miss seeing her at the British Ladies Club. Rest in Peace.
We will miss Margaret. She was a sweet lady.
I met Margaret through the St. Augustine Prayer Shawl Ministry a couple of years ago. She was such a sweet lady. We will miss her in our ministry and our lives. .