first_imgEdsel KingEdsel Lee King, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield at the age of 87.Edsel was born the son of John and Nora (Lawder) King on Tuesday, March 9, 1926 in Liberal.On August 18, 1946, Edsel and Carole Leaming were united in marriage in Liberal. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Wellington where he had served as an Elder. Edsel also belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a York Rite Mason and Master Mason. He was a past Worthy Patron with the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a past commander of the Wellington Wheatwackers and a member of the Midian Shrine in Wichita. He drove a hospital van through the Shrine organization to transport children to Missouri.  Edsel proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later belonged to the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 in Wellington. In his free time, Edsel enjoyed tinkering around with various handyman projects. He also loved to go camping and fishing. Edsel was proud of his 33 year career as a Soil and Water Conservationist. He later sold real estate for several years and retired in 1981.Survivors include his daughters: Sandra  King of Wellington and Carolyn Cauthon (Rick) of North Richland Hills, Texas, sons; John  King (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida, and Denis King (Susan) of Chicago, Illinois, sister; Bessie L. Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Eric Heckart of Wichita, Michelle Trimble (Ray) of St. Peters, Missouri, Philip Cauthon (Sarah) of Lawrence, Susanne Forbes (Cory) of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian King (Kirsten) of Winter Park, Florida, Tony King (Kelly) of Orlando, Florida, Scott King (Krista) of Tampa, Florida, Jason Cotner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Anthony Heckart, Lorna Trimble, Corrina Trimble, Marty Trimble, Travis Trimble, Alexander Cauthon, Owen Forbes, Quinn Forbes, Madison King, Tate King, Spencer King, Carson King,  Eli King and Sadie CotnerHe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Donald D. King, infant brother William A. King, sister Joyce Ann Cain and a granddaughter, Susan Heckart.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Edsel will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF&AM or the First Christian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img

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