Clejo Little King

Clejo Little King, 95, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4. King was born April 14, 1925 to Marvin and Dorothy Little in a loving home near Clever. She was the oldest sister to her three brothers, Woody, Forrest and Gerald.
After graduating from Clever High School, King attended Draughon Business College in Springfield. Upon obtaining her degree she worked for Heer’s and Harry Cooper’s Supply Co. before marrying and starting a family with the love of her life, Joe King. Together they established King Farms raising hundreds of award winning, registered Holstein cattle near Clever. From this union came their children: Mike, Pat and Pam.
King is survived by son, Mike King and wife Bonnie along with daughter, Pam Hedgpeth and husband Kent. She is also survived by five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Many loved ones including her loving husband, Joe; son, Pat; parents and three brothers have passed before her.
King was a devoted member of Clever United Methodist Church. She was active in the local 4-H club, the Missouri Holstein Association, Extension Club and PTA.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, an outdoor visitation from 5-7 p.m. was held at Meador’s Funeral Home in Clever. A private funeral service took place on the morning of Oct. 8 at the Clever Methodist Church, and a graveside service at Wise Hill Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joe and Clejo King Memorial Scholarship through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO 65801) or to Jacob’s Ladder End-of-Life Legacy Home (2343 N. Delaware, Springfield, MO 65803).


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