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Karen S. King, 75, of La Porte, Ind., passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at La Porte Hospital.
Karen was born on March 23, 1942 in New Castle, Pa, to Graham B. and Leola A. (Gills) Sanford.
On Aug. 12, 1967, in Sandy Lake, she married Ronald E. King, who survives. Also surviving are her beloved children, Jennifer (Billy) Payne of New Carlisle and Edwin (Daisy) King of La Porte; eight grandchildren, Drew and Leo Goodson, Will Payne, Landon and Lucas Halderman, Austin Karacson, Miranda (Dakota) Truex, and Bianca Rachou; sister, Debby Sanford of Grove City, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents and sister, Jackie.
Karen had a master's degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg (Pa.) State University. She was a full-time elementary teacher for six years in Ohio and Pennsylvania and then a substitute teacher for many years in Indiana before she retired in 2003.
Karen was a member of Lamb's Chapel, Hesston Homemakers Extension Club, and Rolling Prairie Lions Club. Her favorite pasttimes included singing, baking, reading, helping at church and especially spending time with her family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. (CST) Tuesday (1-23-18) at Lamb's Chapel United Methodist Church, La Porte, with Pastor Jay Loucks and Pastor Lynn Breeden officiating. Burial will follow at Lamb's Chapel Cemetery. A time of visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Rolling Prairie Lions Club: Diabetes Awareness, PO Box 576, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371 or Lamb's Chapel United Methodist Church, 6006 N. Fail Road, La Porte, IN 46350. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 21, 2018
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