Collette Ruth King, 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Liberty Hospital.
Collette was born November 24, 1954 in Excelsior Springs, MO. She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1973 and William Jewell College in 1977. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and had many lifelong friendships with her sorority sisters. Collette’s passion was being a positive influence to many students as a teacher in the Kansas City School District for 19 years. Collette was a caring daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who was loved by many.
Collette was preceded in death by her father, Vernon King, and brother, Kevin King.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth King; daughter, Kaitlyn King; son, Skylar Orender; grandchildren, Kegan and Madilenne; brother, Cordell (Jennifer) King; and nephew, Christopher (Allie) King.
Visitation for Collette will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Collette’s memory to the Vernon King Memorial Fund, helping Ray County Veterans receive transportation to the VA Hospital. Donations may be mailed to 213 Valley Dr., Richmond, MO 64085.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am so sorry for your loss, Collette was such a nice person. Too young to go. Another loss for our class of 73. I pray that the angels surround you and bring you comfort.
Debbie Houghton Oneal
I am so sorry for your loss. I adored her sweet smile, her positive attitude and the love she spread every where she went.
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
So sorry I was unable to attend her services. She and her family are all “SPECIAL” and giving people. She will be missed by so many.