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Theodora 'Ted' King

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Feb. 27, 1913--Oct. 31, 2005

GRAND ISLAND -- Theodora "Ted" King died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Tiffany Square Center in Grand Island, at the age of 92.

She was born Feb. 11, 1913, in Yuma, Colo., the daughter of Arthur Francis and Glennie May (Shaver) Hutchinson. She grew up in northeastern Colorado, graduating from Otis High School in 1930.

On Aug. 4, 1930, Ted married Kenneth King at Akron, Colo. They made their home in Atwood, where she worked for the U.S. Post Office for 10 years until they moved to McCook in 1943, where her husband was the head of the hardware department at Montgomery Ward.

In 1953, she received her teaching credentials at McCook Junior College and received her bachelor's degree from Kearney State College in 1970. She taught in Red Willow County for 24 years and 10 years in the McCook Schools as a special education teacher. She retired in 1978.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the AAUW and a charter member of the Grand Island Triad.

They moved to Grand Island in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on Feb. 23, 1985; two brothers, Carl and Orlando Hutchinson; and one sister, Ola Sullivan.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel King and wife, Marguerite of LaGrange, Ill., and Richard King and wife, Rebecca of Grand Island; four grandchildren, Kenneth King and wife, Kathy, Debbie Minter and husband, John; Fiona Uhler and husband, David and Ben King; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Robert Minter and Jessica and Daniel King; and relatives and friends.

Memorial graveside inurnment services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Memorials may be given in her name and left at Herrmann Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.