Julie “Jules” Elizabeth King, a member of UAW Local 2250, passed away unexpectedly at home on Nov. 23, 2021 at age 56.
Sister King, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., was born in Birmingham, England. She moved to the United States when she was five years old and grew up in west Michigan, graduating from Hopkins High School.
She went on to work at General Motors at the age of 18 where she very proudly worked for 38 years. She was versatile in several different departments there and truly enjoyed the relationships she built over the years. She enjoyed helping others, spending time with her grandchildren, attending bingo and going to the casino. She deeply loved her bird Bodie and spending time with him.
Sister King is survived by her three children, Danielle (William) Magoon, Dakota (Nicholas Stevens) McNees and Dylan (Sarah Thomas) McNees; her stepchildren, Eddie McNees, Jr. and Elias (Molly) McNees; her four grandchildren, Blake Hubert, Alaina McNees, River Magoon and Addison McNees; her parents, Stephen and Sue King, and John and Jane Boersma; her siblings Rodney King, Russel King, Ryan King, Jennifer Wolters and John Boersma; her long-time partner, Joseph Henke, and her best friend, Nancy Graves.
A memorial service and celebration of life was held Dec. 3 at Baue Funeral Home in O’Fallon, Mo.