Darline E. King, 72, of Granite City, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Willowcreek Nursing Home in Belleville.
She was born Feb. 3, 1942, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Herscher) Robinson.
She married Donald E. King on July 9, 1960, in Madison and he survives.
Darline retired in 1996 from the U.S. government after many years of service in materials management and then went to work for the C.S.C. until Dec. 30, 2010. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Madison and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Eileen (Vaughn) Robinson.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son, Donald King Jr. of Granite City; a sister, Mary Jean Freese of Granite City; two nephews, Steve Freese and Vince (Serena) Freese of Granite City; great-nieces and nephew, Rylee Mitchell, Courtney and Landon Freese; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, with the Rev. Rick Chambers officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. or to Temple Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.