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D Ilene White King

March 4, 1935 — September 12, 2023


D Ilene White King


D Ilene White King, age 88, of Kirby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.


She was born on March 4, 1935, in Claremore, Oklahoma, the daughter of Howard Ephraim White and Sylvia Augusta Hawkins White.  Ilene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman King; and her first six siblings, Owen, Martha, Eugene, Harloe, Bob, and Sylvia "Annie."


On November 12, 1955, Ilene married the love of her life, Norman King. Together they trained their son and grandchildren in everything they needed to know and that was their greatest gift. She was a member of Kirby Church of Christ. She graduated from Kirby High School and spent her career working secretarial and accounting jobs. She loved sewing, cooking, listening to classic country, and most of all being with her family. Ilene will forever be remembered as a constant companion and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.


D Ilene is survived by her son, Gilbert King of Kirby; her granddaughter Roxanne R. King of Fort Wayne, Indiana; her grandson, Andrew J. King of Fort Wayne, Indiana; her two great-granddaughters, Natalie “Peanut” and Simone “Izzy”; her two brothers, Forrest “Shorty” White of Murfreesboro and Gilbert Wayne White of Atlanta, Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.


 The family will be hosting a celebration of life on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 12:00 PM at the Kirby Church of Christ.


Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, 209 North 3rd Street, Glenwood, AR 71943. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Valley Grove Cemetery’s account at Diamond Bank in Glenwood. 



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