Anna J. King

Date of Birth

Dec 11,1930

Date of Death

May 25,2006

ANNA J. "Janie" KINGAge 75,of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away just "east of midnight", Thursday morning, May 25, 2006 at Provena Mercy Center, Aurora. Following a fall, Christmas Eve, 2005, Anna had struggled for months against failing health and spirit. She claims now the promise of her Savior, a new house, "not made with hands" and a place in heaven with her daughter Terrie, grandson Michael and the company of family and friends who surely welcomed her Home.BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born December 11, 1930 in Smithville, AR, the third child born to Thomas O. and Thelma J. (Flowers) CoyleEDUCATIONShe graduated from high school at Hardy, AR and went on to attend Southern Baptist College at Walnut Ridge, AR. MARRIAGE & FAMILYWhen Anna came north with her father, seeking work, she met Willie King Sr. in North Aurora. Anna and Willie were united in marriage November 9, 1956 and settled in North Aurora. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY Over the years Anna was employed at several Fox Valley companies including Seal Master and Dyna-Color and even drove a cab in Geneva for a time. For over a dozen years she was employed as a youth supervisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections in Geneva and Warrenville. Although forced to retire following a vicious beating, Anna never complained about her lot in life. Her faith and family sustained her and she, in turn, encouraged and comforted others.LIFE NOTES When her children were small, she volunteered in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. A talented seamstress, she made many of their clothes, and delighted in creating Halloween costumes, for the kids as well as clown costumes for the church ministry program.Anna was mentally gifted with an agile mind which joined forces with her competitive spirit to make her a formidable competitor at cards and board games. Although any child could beat Anna, adult family and friends joined the "loser’s club" where her hapless husband was at the top of the list. MEMBERSHIPSShe was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, IL where had many friends and loved to sing. Anna was also very fond of the faith and friendships formed through the years in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the former Alamo Chapter, OES, Aurora and currently a member Fox Valley Chapter OES #265.FAMILY:In addition to her beloved husband, Willie Sr., Anna’s family includes:Two children:Willie (Margaret) King of Sugar GroveAnd the late Terrie King (Nov. 23, 2005)Six beloved grandchildren:William T. King IIIThomas P. King,Anna P. King,And the late Michael T. King (Aug. 16, 2005);David and Marlena BarriosTwelve brothers and sisters: The late Lawrence Coyle, Thomas (Maxine) Coyle of DeKalb, ILPaul (Shirley) Coyle, also of DeKalb, IL The late Wayne Coyle,(his wife and a "sister-at-heart" Pearl Coyle of Sheridan, IL Al (Sandy) Coyle of Scottsdale, AZDavid (Etta Mathis) Coyle of Savannah, ILRosemary Coyle of Piggott, AR,Donna (Jim) Parks also of Piggot, AR,Kathy Coyle of Piggot, AR,Norma Williams of Savannah, ILAnd the late Robert and James CoyleAs well as one brother-in-law, Ronald Williams.As well as many nieces and nephewsMEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the Anna King memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at For information call 1-800-8CONLEY.

Her visitation will be held at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 61 South Main, Sugar Grove, IL from 4-8pm Friday, May 26, 2006. Her funeral service and Eastern Star honors will follow Saturday morning at 10am with visitation preceding from 9am to 9:45am. The Rev. Steve Good will officiate.

Interment will follow the service at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Merrill Rd., Sugar Grove, Il.

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