Ione M. King
November 6, 1926 - November 21, 2010
Milton-Freewater resident, Ione M. King, 84, died November
21, 2010, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S.
2nd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.
A celebration of her life will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday,
November 24, 2010, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. Her son-inlaw,
Cliff McCoy, will officiate. Private inurnment will be in
the Garden Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
through the funeral home.
Ione was born November 6, 1926, in Wann, Oklahoma,
to Lee and Doshie Crites Hancock. She attended elementary
school in Wann then moved to Osage, Oklahoma where she
graduated from high school. On November 9, 1943, she and
Earl L. "Bud" King married in Independence, Kansas.
She enjoyed her role as a homemaker also working in sales
and helping her husband on their cattle ranch, retiring in 1995.
She enjoyed sewing and canning, especially meat, for her family.
She is remembered by her grandchildren for making bread,
dipped chocolate candy and cookies for every Christmas. Other
hobbies included crossword puzzles, beating her family at
Scrabble, and other board games. She was heard whistling all
the time and taught her children old songs while doing dishes.
She also enjoyed watching baseball and football. She had been
a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Milton-Freewater, serving
as president for a short time. They were longtime members of
the Idaho State Grange.
Ione is survived by her husband at home; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gene Kinnick of Finley, Washington
and Barbara and Clifford McCoy of Spokane, Washington;
a brother, Loy Hancock of Hawaii; seven grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook