Rosalie Jean King, age 92, of Lees Summit, formerly of Brookfield, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at John Knox Village in Lees Summit.
Funeral services will be Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Rosalie grew up on a farm north of St. Catherine, MO. She attended public schools and graduated from Brookfield HS in 1944. After graduation she traveled to Washington DC and worked as a secretary in the Pentagon. When the Second World War ended she returned to Brookfield where she met her future husband, Charles E. King. They were married July 22, 1946 and remained together for 66 years.
After living in several locations they settled in Silvis, IL., where she worked as a secretary at the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. In 1970 they returned to Brookfield and bought a shoe store on South Main. She operated that store until 1981 when they relocated to Cameron, MO. In 1990 they returned to Brookfield where she remained until 2013 when she went to John Knox Village in Lees Summit.
She leaves behind one son, Clark King (Olathe, KS), two grandsons, Andy King (Overland Park, KS), Scott King and wife, Kelly (Lees Summit, MO), three great grandsons, Charlie and Calvin King (Lees Summit, MO), and Reece King (Basehor, KS). Two brothers-in-law GL King (Macon, MO), Dick King (Brookfield, MO), a sister-in-law Helen McCollum (Moline, IL), and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Charles, her parents Roy F and Lula McCollum, siblings Garnet Clapp, Carla Peevler, Edwin McCollum, Mildred Lord, Keith McCollum, Oral McCollum, Harold McCollum, Wilma Clubine, Gerald McCollum, Ray McCollum, and daughter-in-law, Constance King.
Memorials to the Salvation Army may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496. Brookfield, MO 64628.
She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. A good friend to those that knew her. She will be missed.
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