Lucile Margaret (McDermott) King, 96, of Humboldt, died at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
She was born Jan. 14, 1917, in rural Farragut, IA, to Ralph H. and E. Gertrude (Johnson) McDermott. She grew up on farm homes near the Farragut, Imogene and Shenandoah areas of Iowa. Lucile attended rural schools in Fremont County, IA, until 1930 and then Shenandoah High School, graduating with the class of 1934. She continued her education by attending summer sessions, night classes and correspondence courses at Peru State College from 1937 to August of 1953, when a Bachelor of Science in Education degree was received. Lucile took post-graduate courses from the University of Nebraska and Concordia College in Seward in the summer of 1968.
Lucile began her 37-year career in education by teaching rural school in Fremont and Page counties in Iowa from 1936 to 1942, first and second grade at Bartlett School from 1942 to 1944, and second grade at Sidney, IA, from September 1944 to November of 1946.
On Nov. 27, 1946, Lucile was united in marriage to Dale Robert King at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imogene, IA. The couple settled on a farm southeast of Humboldt and Lucile continued teaching at various schools in the area. She taught at Pine Ridge country school north of Humboldt from 1950-51, third and fourth grade at Dawson-Verdon from 1951-62, second grade at Thurman, IA, in the Fremont-Mills School system from 1962-63 and Trumble Park School in Papillion from 1963 until retirement in May of 1978.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Dawson, Falls City Area Retired Teachers Association, Richardson County Historical Society, Tri-State Corners Genealogical Society in Falls City, and the Nemaha Valley Genealogical Society in Auburn.
Lucile is survived by her sisters, Madalene Perkins, Shenandoah, IA, Carol (Eugene) Catus, Ames, IA, sisters-in-law, Ardis King and Emma Lee (Lammert) DeJonge, Humboldt and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Dale King, brothers, Ernest (Viola) and James McDermott, a sister, Irma (George) Dinville, and brothers-in-law, Everett King and Tom Perkins.
Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dawson, with Fr. Kenneth Hoesing officiating. Visitation was Friday at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. A Rosary was recited by Fr. Hoesing Friday evening at the church. Interment was at the Humboldt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.