Mary Frances Schanding King, 81

Published 9:42 am Monday, November 15, 2021

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Mary Frances Schanding King, 81, widow of Robert William King, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at her home. She was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, on April 12, 1940, to the late Eligah Thomas and Stella Mae Griffith Schanding.

She was the bookkeeper of Omco, Inc. for 30 years, a member of the Daniel Boone Music Club and a member of First Baptist Church for over 65 years. As a member of First Baptist Church, she participated in leadership roles for GA’s and Preschool Choir, sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a member of a women’s circle.

She is survived by two children, Jeffrey Todd King and Mary Elizabeth (Jeff) Neal; four grandchildren, David (Cassie) King, Spenser King, Justin Neal, and Jessica Neal; one brother, James “Jim” (Margaret) Schanding; sister-in-law, Betty King; one brother-in-law, Jimmy (the late Carolyn) King; six nephews, Greg (Lora) Schanding, Brent (Angela) Schanding, Mark King, Pete King, Tim King, Daral King; two nieces, Connie Settles, Casey King; and several cousins.

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She is also survived by two wonderful neighbors Grace who would stop and spend time talking or sweeping her porch and Pat who was her painting partner and craft partner, as well as her friends in her court at Brooks Place. Four wonderful ladies who helped her and her late husband over the past four years. They were her extended family, who she dearly loved, Cleona and Jenny Spencer, Samara Witt, and the late Danielle Todd.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three brothers-in-law, Ollie, Vernon and Orville “Gene” King; and one sister-in-law, Brenda Schanding.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, November 19, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 32 East Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391 by Pastors Don Burkhead and Tony Stang.

Family will receive friends from 10:00AM until time of service.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391 and/or any Christian Missions Organizations.

Family request everyone to wear colorful clothing to the memorial service.

Arrangements made by Scobee Funeral Home.