Ernestine A. King, 80, of Aledo formerly of New Boston, Illinois died Monday, December 16, 2019 at Mercer Manor, Aledo.

Visitation is Thursday, December 19th from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in New Boston Cemetery. Memorials may be left for New Boston Fire & Ambulance.

Ernestine was born October 23, 1939 in Joy, Illinois a daughter of Ernest and Pearl Adams Sheese. She graduated from Joy High School in 1957; while in school she was active with FHA and Joyster Club. On September 4, 1959 she married George “Hump” King in Joy. They were married until his death on June 18, 2014. In her early years, Ernestine worked as the secretary to Mercer County States Attorney Glenn Appleton. Upon starting a family…she left that position to become a mother and homemaker. Ernestine was a talented seamstress, she loved sewing clothes and crafts. George and Ernestine traveled to Myrtle Beach for many years and truly enjoyed being snow-birds.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Lela Bieri (Dave Noyd) of Aledo and Ruth King of Moline; sisters: Bernice (Darrel) Efnor of Bradford, Illinois, Martha King of Aledo and Diana (Dennis) Fullerton of Keithsburg and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Carolyn Sheese, Rose Seefeld and Wanda McCleary and brother: William Carter Sheese.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.