Peggy J. King

Peggy J. King, 87, of Atkinson, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atkinson, IL. Reverend S. Stephen Engelbrecht officiated. Burial followed at North Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 204 West Main Street, Atkinson, IL, 61235.

Peggy was born on September 10, 1933, the daughter of Adelbert “Del” and Verna (Seright) Hawkins, in Gray, OK. She graduated from Geneseo High School. She married Richard King in a service held at St. Malachy Catholic Church on June 9, 1951. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She loved card clubs and playing bridge with her friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, Richard; children, Patrick (Luan) King, Atkinson, and Jodi (Clayton) Casteel, Cambridge; grandchildren, Bethany Alexander, Brittany (Jerrod) Casteel, Jacob King, Blake (Michaela) Opsal, Danita Opsal, Katie (John) Johnston, and Amanda (Brandon) Beam; great-grandchildren, Colton, Caylee, Evelyn, and Briar Rose; son-in-law, Kurt Liedtke, East Moline; brother, Steve (Kathleen) Hawkins, Geneseo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Del and Verna; daughter, Kelly Liedtke; and brother, Robert Hawkins.

Published on December 30, 2020