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Catherine Louise King, 69, of Lake Ozark, Mo., formerly of Lebanon, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Camdenton.

She was born Dec. 8, 1952, in Lebanon, Mo. to Harry “Digger’’ and Louise Krudwig Jones.

On Sept. 4, 1982, she married the love of her life Joe Bob King.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; her parents; her sisters, Davidann O’Dell and Rebecca Ridgway.

Cathy got a job as a day custodian at Maplecrest School. She worked there eight years and then Boswell School for two years. In 1989 she started working as a school cook, she worked five years at Lebanon Junior High and 12 years at Maplecrest School. In 1995 she was blessed beyond measure with the first grandchild, Kordell. It didn’t take long to figure out she wasn’t making enough to spoil him and took a part time job at McDonald’s. She enjoyed working with the teenagers and loved every minute of her time there. By the time her granddaughter, Alexis was eight, she finally retired and dedicated her time to being NaNa!

Most of her life she attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lebanon. She received all the sacraments there. She completed grade school at St. Francis.

She is survived by her daughter, Tashia Starnes (Steve Weller, fiancee) of Camdenton; her extended children, Jamie Gennetten, Samantha Adkins of Ohio and Peter Olson of Minnesota; her dearly loved grandchildren, Kordell Starnes (Destinie Baker, fiance’) and Alexis Starnes (Trent Hemphill, fianceez) all of Lebanon; the most adorable great-grandson, Moxley Hemphill of Lebanon; and one sister, Freida Pekarek of Springfield.

Funeral services for Catherine Louise King will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lebanon with Father Jose Kumblumkal officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Lebanon, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Memorials to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery or the Osage Beach Senior Center have been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit