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Edna King

March 13, 1934 — July 20, 2021

Edna King


Edna Marian King, resident of Mitchell County Resident Care Center in Beloit, KS passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021, at age 87. She was the youngest of ten children born to Phillip and Janie (Griffin) Zillinger on March 13, 1934, in Logan, KS. Affectionately known as Marian, she attended schools in Phillips County. Marian was raised on a farm and her favorite childhood memory was on the 4th of July when they had firecrackers and homemade ice cream. She married Melvin King on Sept 22, 1950, in Stockton, KS and was married 31 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. To this union, six children were born. She worked outside the home when the children got older, as a bookkeeper until she retired. While living in Hays, KS she enjoyed working with the Senior Companion program to assist seniors that were alone and still living in their homes. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafting and loved to crochet and embroider. She had travels to 15 states and enjoyed her family and the many friendships that she made along the way. Things that were important in the family were working hard, doing well in school and playing fair. She loved doing things with and for her family.

She is survived by five children: Patrick King, Hays, KS; Diana Stoeber (John), Jewell, KS; Renee Thompson (Rick), Glade, KS; Terali Richardson (Jim), Salina, KS; David King (Lily), Umatilla, FL. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Also survived by one brother Ray Zillinger (Donna) and sister-in-law Betty Zillinger and a host of nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her son: Melvin Lee King, his wife Donna King (Bartlett) and 2 grandchildren: John King and James King, her parents, sisters: Bertha Kaiser Whitney, Ruth Hulett, Ellen McKinsey, Esther Lynn, Genevieve Townley; brothers: Andy Zillinger and Fred Zillinger.

Marian chose cremation and plans for her Celebration of Life will be set at a future date.

Memorials are suggested to Mitchell County Resident Care Center, Beloit, KS or Solomon Valley Hospice, Beloit, KS. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of Brocks~Keithley Funeral Home, PO Box 86, Hays, KS, 67601.

Services in care of Brocks~Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street, Hays, KS.

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