Carol Yvonne King

Carol Yvonne King, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, January 3, 2024 at New London Specialty Care in New London.

Carol was born September 3, 1939 in Jefferson, Iowa. She was the daughter of Arthur Reuben and Goldie Leona (Orion) Crouch. She grew up in the Squirrel Hollow area near Jefferson (now a state park). On August 4, 1956 in Churdan, IA, Carol married Hubert Lyle Blackburn. The couple later divorced. She then married William Eli King. The couple later divorced.

Carol was a longtime homemaker raising her 6 children. With Bill, they ran the Starlight Motel in Mt. Pleasant.

Carol was a faithful member of the Church of the Open Bible in Mt. Pleasant. She enjoyed watching Christian TV, gardening and hiking in the woods.

Those thankful for sharing in Carol’s life include her children: Kenneth (Faith) Blackburn and Neil Blackburn, both of Mt. Pleasant, Marsha (Vince) Himes and Tamara Blackburn, both of Cedar Rapids, IA, Linda (Bill Briscoe) Campbell of Dixie, Mississippi and Anite (Brian) Pesch of Rome, GA; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a niece, Shirley Moran.

Her parents, brother John Benjamin Crouch and former husbands precede Carol in death.

A funeral service for Carol will be held 1:30 PM on Tuesday, January 9th at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The Reverend Michael Johnson, Pastor, Mt. Pleasant Church of the Open Bible, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakland Mills Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to greet friends 1 hour prior to her funeral on Tuesday. There will also be a time of open visitation from 3-8 PM on Monday at the funeral Home..

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