Lathelda “Jean” Klaus

Bethalto | Monday, November 21 2011

Lathelda “Jean” Klaus, 72, passed away at 11:46 am Monday November 21, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.


She was born on April 16, 1939 in East Alton, IL, the daughter of Jesse Hiram & Marion Blossom (Betz) King.

She married Walter Klaus at Forest Homes Baptist Church in Cottage Hills and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Bethalto and loved her family, birds, cats, dogs, especially Milburn’s Dog “Brockster.”

She is survived by one son Milburn A. King of Cottage Hills; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Amy and Terry King; two great grandchildren, one sister and brother-in-law, Jessie (Roy) Busse of Cottage Hills: a sister-in-law, Shirley King of Cottage Hills.

 In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Robert King, a sister, Watona Pruitt and a brother, Paul King.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 12 noon until time of funeral at 2 pm Friday at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the Family.   

Online tributes and guestbook can be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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