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NANCY IRENE KING

October 3, 1931 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

NANCY IRENE COLLINS KING, age 88, of Seaford, DE passed away peacefully  January 7, 2020 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Laurel, DE, October 3, 1931, the daughter of James Collins and Julia Hearn.

Nancy graduated from Wicomico High School in 1949. She originally trained to be a nurse, but later switched to accounting and worked well into her seventies in that field.

She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Nanticoke Unit 6, where she actively served for over 50 years in many capacities  including Unit President and Treasurer. Nancy also served as  Delaware Department President of the ALA 1984-85 and  was a member of the Disabled Americans Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 19 in Salisbury, MD serving as commander in 1982-83.

Nancy loved laughing, dancing and having fun. She enjoyed reading, her faithful beagle Toby, watching Jeopardy (being one of James Holzhauers’s biggest fans) and eating ice cream. One of her  greatest joys was her grandchildren whom she greatly loved.

Along with her parents  and stepfather Robert Ada , Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard King, 1969 and her companion of many years  Bill Lauder; her sister, Betty Perry Russell; daughter-in-law, Susan Duxler King; and a nephew, Greg Perry.

She is survived by her 4 children, Susan Marshall (Rick Gardner),  Judith Light (Martin), Robert King, and  Julie Beachboard (Mark), 3 grandchildren, Tracey, Trevor, and Jordan Beachboard along with one great-grandson Cooper Beachboard.

A  funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 14 at Cranston Funeral Home, Shipley Street, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Nancy will be buried in the Blades Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Compassionate Care Hospice (or hospice of choice) or the Senior Dog Sanctuary (Toby) https://www.seniordogsanctuary.com or the  American Legion Auxiliary.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 14, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME
300 N. SHIPLEY ST
SEAFORD, DE 19973

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 14, 2020

1:00 PM
CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME
300 N. SHIPLEY ST
SEAFORD, DE 19973

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