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Althea King

September 17, 1926 — October 27, 2023

West Alexander

 

M. Althea King, 97, of West Alexander, Pa. (West Finley Twp.), died in her home, Friday, October 27, 2023 after being in failing health for the past ten years.

She was born September 17, 1926 in West Finley Twp. (Burnsville), a daughter of the late Charles Bentley and Viola Phillips Clutter, and had resided in West Finley Twp. all her life, and was a 1944 graduate of the former Claysville High School.

Mrs. King was a member of the Dallas (W.Va.) United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Club, and was a member of the Friendship Club Bowlers.

She and her late husband were collectors of antique gasoline engines and participated in several shows in the Tri-state area, and both were members of the Stumptown Steam Thrashers in New Athens, Ohio where she once served as the parade queen.

Mrs. King enjoyed listening to music and attending square dances as long as her health permitted.

She and her late husband were the co-owners and operators of the former King Lime and Fertilizer in West Alexander for over 30 years.

On July 21, 1946 she married Alva Lee King who died March 1, 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Madalyn King of North Huntington and Connie King with whom she shared her home; a son, Larry King of Kinsman, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kenny, Brian and Joseph King, Jennifer Beatty Hancher, Erin Beatty Sprowls, Greg Snyder and Michel Snyder Abercrombie; eleven great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; a sister, Joann Bruno of Triadelphia, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are; six brothers, Herbert, Donald, Harlan, Wayne, Lemoyne and Reed Clutter; two sisters, Mildred Hughes and Norma Jean King.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Dallas (W.Va.) Community Presbyterian Church, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, October 30, 2023 with Rev. George Crawford officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, W.Va.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC, Rogeresville, Pa.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, October 29, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dallas Community Presbyterian Church

7024 Dallas St., Dallas, WV 26036

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Dallas Community Presbyterian Church

7024 Dallas St., Dallas, WV 26036

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Burial

Monday, October 30, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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