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Emma King

Emma “Jean” King, 82, of Carey, died on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, following a recent cancer diagnosis.
On Nov. 16, 1938, Emma was born in Floyd, Ky., one of five children of the late George Arlin and Angie (Smith) Roberts. As a family, they moved to Carey when she was eight years old.
One fateful day uptown in Carey, Emma met a young gentleman, Cline King, who invited to take her for a root beer at Hank’s Root Beer stand. From there, the rest is history. They were married three months later, on June 30, 1958. Together they shared 62 years of marriage and lovingly raised seven children.
A loving homemaker, Emma loved taking care of her husband and kids. She was an especially good cook and no one will ever make soup like she did.
Having a green thumb, Emma loved working out in her garden planting millions of plants, flowers and vegetables. She also enjoyed finding good deals at a garage sale, playing the Ohio Lottery and rooting on her favorite sports teams: The Ohio State Buckeyes, Las Vegas Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
One of Jean’s favorite pastimes was crocheting and quilting. She loved making gifts for her family and friends, such as pillow cases and afghans.
A woman of faith, Emma attended the Carey First Free Will Baptist Church.
Despite being “spunky” and always “stubborn,” Emma had a heart of gold. She was always the first one to help if you ever needed anything. She also beamed with pride for her family and always had their back.
She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband, Cline King; seven children, Beverly Kleman of Carey, Cline “Bub” King of Upper Sandusky, Johnny King, Randy King and Daniel King, all three of Carey, Michael (Kelli) King of Findlay and Wanda (Brian) Woldrich of Carey; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Clouse of Tiffin; numerous nieces and nephews; and four special cats: Angus, Malcolm, Binge and Gibbs.
Including her parents, Emma was preceded in death by her two grandchildren, Brandie and Michael King; two sons-in-law, Louis Kleman and Michael Dible; two sisters, Florence Everhart and Vina Tackett; and a brother, George “Bud” Roberts Jr.
Her family will greet friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Services honoring her life will also be held there at noon on Friday, June 18, with the Rev. Randy Nichols officiating. Friends may visit for an hour prior to her services. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.

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