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Tara King

May 24, 1973 — August 23, 2021

Tara King


Tara Dion King, 48, of Hays, KS passed away in her home on August 23, 2021. Tara was born on May 24, 1973, to Thomas Clay King and Sandra Cromwell King in Hays.

Tara was educated in Hays and, due to her love of education, graduated from FHSU. She enjoyed time with her family and was quite an accomplished angler. Together with her love of fishing she also enjoyed time outdoors camping. She enjoyed crafts and sewing, and was a lover of animals, slightly favoring cats over dogs.

She is survived by her son: Wesley Wheeler; Companion: Mark Wheeler, both of Hays, KS; Mother: Sandra King, Lincoln, KS; Father: Thomas (Shanna) King, Salina, KS; Sister: Mandy Thrasher, Wilson, KS; together with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Graveside services will be held at the Milo Cemetery in Barnard, Kansas on September 18th at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow in Barnard.

A college fund has been set up for Taras son at Citizens State Bank & Trust. Memorial donations may be made to: Wesley Wheeler Trust and mailed to Citizens State Bank, PO Box 128, Ellsworth, KS 67439 or dropped off at any of the branch locations.

Services in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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