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A Celebration of Life for Leona King, age 85, of Drummond, is 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jim Edmison will officiate, with burial following in Del Norte Cemetery, Drummond, OK. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for an hour prior to service time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Leona was born October 11, 1931, in Garnett, Kansas, to Kenneth and Mabel (Benjamin) Baugher, and passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at The Commons in Enid.
Leona graduated from Garnett High School and then married Jack N. King on November 27, 1950 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She worked at Garnett Church Furniture Factory in Garnett, Kansas. They moved to Minnesota in 1975 where Jack and Leona farmed for several years. Leona enjoyed all kinds of gardening, flowers as well as vegetables. She was a member of the Viking Flower Club of Minnesota. She loved to decorate her home, inside and out. She had a flower garden decorated with bunnies and bird feeders which drew the birds and squirrels that she enjoyed watching. Leona enjoyed cooking for her family, her fried chicken and red cakes were a couple of her specialties. No one's birthday went unnoticed without a red cake from Leona. She loved decorating her house for all of the holidays, but Christmas was her favorite. Christmas decorations were displayed somewhere in her home, year round.
Leona, or "Grandma Pinky" as she was known to her family, treasured the time spent with her children and grandchildren most of all.
Leona is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mabel Baugher; her husband Jack N. King; son Randy King; brother Mick Baugher; and sister Norma (Baugher) Miller. She is survived by three children, son Rick King and wife Becky, of Garnett, KS; son Steve King and wife Betty, of Drummond; daughter Jackie Ekman and husband Daryl, of Drummond; eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Memorials in Leona's name may be made to the Drummond Fire Department with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.
Published on September 2, 2017
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