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Virginia King


Virginia M. “Peg” King,86, Cedar Lake in Howe, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Mich.

     She was born September 30, 1925, in Heyworth, Ill., to Robert and Margaret (Powell) Bonnewell.

    Before moving to Cedar Lake in 1991, she lived in Angola, Ind., from 1949-1991 and her early life was spent in Sturgis, Mich., where she was a 1943 graduate of Sturgis High School. She retired in 1984 from Weatherhead-Dana Company in Angola after 35 years in the accounting department. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Sturgis, Mich., where she began calling on shut-ins in 1984.  She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

    She met a U.S. Navy sailor in Boston, Mass., during WWII and was married November 23, 1946, in Brewton, Ala., to that sailor, Richard King. He survives.

    Also surviving are a half-sister, Joann Likness, Sioux City, Iowa, two half-brothers, Melvin Bonnewell, Sioux City, Iowa, and Mark Bonnewell, Louisville, Ky.; and nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Kaye Adams, and one brother, Loran Bonnewell.

    Services were held Monday, July 9, at Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel inSturgis, Mich., with Reverend James Bender officiating. 

    Burial is in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, Mich.

    Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, 28090 Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hackmanfamily

    Hackman Family Funeral Homes Hackman Chapel inSturgis, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.