In Memory of

Mary Perle King

September 11, 1932 - November 11, 2010
Mary Perle King was born in Oto, Iowa to Ed and Lillian (Petersen) King September 11, 1932. The family moved shortly thereafter to a farm in the Quimby area where Mary Perle attended grade and high school graduating in 1950. She was active in 4-H, band, vocal, and drama. When her parents moved to Minnesota, she decided to attend St. Cloud Teacher's College graduating in 1954. Her first teaching job was in Belgrade, MN, then Marshall, MN before moving to California where she taught middle school and high school in Compton and Anaheim for 39 years retiring in 1963. During her early years in California, she earned her Masters Degree. She was very active in Delta Kappa Gamma and sang in her church choir. Due to health problems she returned to Iowa in 2006 to be near family. On Thursday, November 11, 2010, Mary Perle passed away at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen Iowa at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lillian King; two sisters, Sandra and Rita; sister-in-law, Elaine King; brothers-in-law, James Orrell and Gary Hempel. She is survived by one brother, Ed King of Monticello, MN; sisters: Juanita Hempel of Cherokee, IA, Karen Orrell of Riverside, CA; and several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 15, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand
Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Sunday with the family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon. The Catholic Daughters of America will lead a rosery starting at 4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.
'The Song of St. Francis' 'On Eagle's Wings' 'Let There Be Peace' 'Song of Farewell' Organist- Charlotte Groves Soloist- Dennis Bush Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, IA


Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Remember the good times you had with Mary Perle. She will be missed by all, remember she is watching over everyone she loved and cared about. ”
- Lindsay M. Wright
Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Eddie, Juanita & Karen:

My deepest sympathy to the 3 of you....I just saw the obituary of Mary Perle on the Cherokee Chronicle Internet....I knew that both of your parents. Sandy and Rita were gone and that Eddie had lost Elaine, but until now, I was not aware that all 3 of you have lost your spouses heart goes out to you in a very special way as I lost my husband in a truck accident 8 yrs ago. Your Mom was always so special to me as she was my 4-H leader along with Mable Clark. May God's loving and healing arms be around each of you and your families.

Love and Prayers,
Norma Hanson (Courtright)”
- Norma J. Hanson
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Mary Perle's passing. She was one of my favorites when I worked at Careage Hills. What a sweetheart, and a gracious lady. Always had a smile for me.
You have my deepest sympathy. ”
- Di Phipps
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We loved Mary Perle! Thanks Karen for sharing her with us.”
- Norman & Sue Bonetti
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathy go out to the family. Mary Pearle was very much a part of our family back in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with your during this very difficult time. ”
- Ray Gayk family
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Juanita and family, Just wanted to extend my sympathy to you all at this time. I remember when Mary Perle would come home from California and we would see her at Grandma Galvin's. I'll bet there was an amazing reunion with Grandma, your mom and Mary Perle!! Keeping you all in my prayers!”
- Benda L. Husman
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