Amy Adeline (Sneesby) King was born Feb. 19, 1911, and died on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, just short of her 102nd birthday.
She grew up on a farm in South Dakota and later came to Minnesota after the nursing school she was attending closed.
She met and married William King in 1934. They lived in St. Anthony Park and had three daughters. Bill died in 1960 and Amy did many things over the years to make ends meet. She worked at Bethesda Hospital, Montgomery Wards and Univac. She rented rooms and took care of babies.
Amy sewed for her girls, braided and crocheted rugs, and made quilts. She baked her famous cinnamon and caramel rolls and pies and canned fruits and vegetables.
Amy was a longtime and active member at her church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She enjoyed family, friends, reading, playing cards, especially bridge, and her church family.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by eight siblings; a grandson, Martin Schjolberg; and a son-in-law, Ted Stephens. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Stephens, Nancy (Jim) Schjolberg and Carol (John) Kelly; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral service was held Jan. 11, at St. Anthony Park Methodist church, with interment at Fort Snelling. Memorials can be made to the church or St. Anthony Park Home, where she lived the last eight months of her life.