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Born April 15, 1906, in Harmony, Ark. Easter O. King, 99, Ava, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, in Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center at the age of 99.
She was born April 15, 1906, in Harmony, Ark., the daughter of Dr. James W. and Una (Porter) Ogilvie. On Oct. 29, 1923, she was united in marriage to Vern Laster King and this union was blessed with three sons.
Easter was a member of the Ava United Methodist Church, an active participant of the United Methodist Women’s Organization, and the Hunter Extension Club. She was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and the center of the King family gatherings. She enjoyed quilting, tatting tablecloths, gardening and feeding her birds. Her life was filled with activity and she continued to mow her own lawn until the age of 82. At the age of 62, Easter received her driver’s license along with her grandson. She rewarded her neighbors and friends with pecan pie for special deeds and favors they performed for her. She was thoughtful, generous, and had a keen ability to see the good in everyone.
She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, one infant son, one sister, Polly, one granddaughter, Shirley Fleetwood, two half brothers, and one half sister.
Easter is lovingly survived by two sons, Wendell King and wife, Linda, of Ava, and Bob King and wife, Twyla, of Eufaula, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; other special relatives and caring friends.
Funeral services and a celebration of Easter O. King’s life were held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, in the Ava United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Dowler officiating.
Easter was laid to rest beside her husband, Vern, in Harmony Cemetery, in Clarksville, Ark. Arrangements and services were under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava.