Doris J. King, age 78, of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Wednesday morning January 4, 2012 at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Indiana.
She was born December 28, 1933 in LaGrange County, Indiana a daughter of the late Carl J. and Margaret R. (Adair) Marks, Sr.
Doris had resided in Burr Oak since May of 1962. Before moving to Burr Oak she had lived in Sturgis for several years and her early life was spent in LaGrange County, Indiana and she was a graduate of LaGrange High School with the class of 1952.
On February 20, 1953 she married John M. King in LaGrange, Indiana. He died October 21, 2011.
She retired in 1995 from Lear Sigler Corporation in Mendon following 25 years of dedicated employment. She had also been employed Burr Oak Rubber Products in Burr Oak and Freeman Manufacturing Company in Sturgis.
Doris enjoyed word search puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and playing games with her granddaughter.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Kink of Burr Oak and Peggy Kight of Sturgis, one son, Gregory King of Sturgis, one granddaughter, Laura Kight of Sturgis, three step-granddaughters, Karen Prough of Sturgis, Dawn Heard of Aurora, Illinois and Brandy Kight of Battle Creek, 11 step-great grandchildren, one sister, Marjorie Toth of Perrysburg, Ohio, two brothers, Carl J. (Gloria) Marks of Sturgis and Frank Marks of Pioneer, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Ruth Bolander and Dorothy Lance and one brother, William Marks.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak at a later date in the spring of 2012 to be announced. The Rev. Steve Bean of the Sturgis Wesleyan Church will officiate.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. King’s memory consider the charity of one’s own choice.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.