Louise M. (Perks) King, 78, of Port Angeles, WA, passed away on Sunday July 21, 2013, at her daughter and son- in-laws home, after courageously battling terminal brain cancer. She was born in Alva, OK to Melvin and Martha Perks on April 29, 1935. She was one of eight children.
Formerly of St Joseph, Missouri, she lived most of her life in the state of Missouri, after her husband of 44 years, Freemon B King, Jr. passed away, she moved to Port Angeles in 2010 to be closer to her daughter and family.
Louise worked hard most of her life as a seamstress, she owned and operated Midway Upholstery at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. She loved the fact that she could turn an old broken down piece of furniture into a beautiful show piece. She retired around 1984, but she still loved to sew and quilt.
She loved to go fishing for crappie; well any kind of fishing really but, crappie was her favorite to eat. She was known in the family for making the best homemade egg noodles, they were a staple for most holiday functions. One of her favorite past times were garage sales, not just going to them but also helping others have them and holding them herself.
Her and her husband Freemon loved to travel to Texas as snowbirds in the winters. Her favorite place to visit was Mexico. She loved the atmosphere in Mexico, and all the little brown eyed children. Plus I think she felt tall there!
Louise is survived by her only child Debbie Stoltenberg, her husband Stuart of Port Angeles, WA; Her only grandchild Jessica Berry and her husband Jeff of Port Angeles; Great grandchildren Cooper and Clara whom she loved with all her heart!
Her only surviving sibling is her baby brother, John Perks and wife Charlene of Elwood, KS; Sister-in-law; Mary Ann Carlson and husband Fred, Kansas City, MO; Sister in law; Hazel Bailey of Pleasant Hill MO; Brother in law, Russell King and wife June of Pleasant Hill, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. Three of her special nieces are Beverly Patterson, Mary Louise Adams, and Teresa Perks Plymell, whom she adored.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Martha; her first husband, Joseph A. Parker, Abilene, TX.; Freemon B King Jr. who passed away in 2005; two sisters, Leona M Perks; Beulah M Perks (Searle) husband Darrell, Stewartsville MO; brothers, Theodore Perks and wife Opal Alva, OK; Virgil Perks, Cameron, MO; Norman Perks and wife Ruby, Alva, OK; and Clifford Perks and wife Alice, Gower, MO; Sister-in law; Vivian Duncan and husband Earl, Stewartsville, MO.
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 1-2 p.m and the funeral at 2:00 pm, graveside service following. It will be held at Mount Moriah Terrace Park, 801 N.W. 108th Street, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation in your city.