---- — Gay Marie King, 81, of Texico, passed away, Friday, March 28, 2014.
Gay Marie graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and later become a nurse. Gay Marie owned Gay’s Variety Shop located on 10th street until she retired in 2001.
Gay is survived by her husband, Kenneth King and children.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 500 No. Ohio Street, in Salem. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to Lovie Clausell, 501 Grand St. Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, where the family will gather after services.