RAYMOND EUGENE KING

 RAYMOND EUGENE KING
 Raymond Eugene King, age 83, of Concordia, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Mount Joseph Senior Village, Concordia, Kan. He was born April 7, 1929, at Concordia, son of Elwin and Bertha (Alexander) King.
He was united in marriage to Merridy Bailey Nov. 23, 1949, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Concordia, Kan.
 Reading, especially Civil War history, and gardening were activities he enjoyed doing.
After graduating from Concordia High School in 1947, he then worked more than 40 years as a printer and 15 years at Cloud County Courthouse, working until he was 75 years old. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Blue Lodge and other York Rite Masonic Bodies of Concordia, ScottishRite, and Isis Shrine Temple, both of Salina, and Ophel Chapter Order of Eastern Star of Belleville.
 Raymond is survived by his wife of 63 years; daughter Laurel King and friend Greg Hughes of Topeka; son Galen and wife Irene King of Lafayette, Ind.; granddaughters, Erin and husband Keith Robinson and Jessica Brunken, all of Topeka; grandsons, Aaron King of Middletown, Conn., Seth King of Moscow, Russia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
 Memorial services will be Thursday, Feb. 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church of Concordia at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Koechner officiating. Burial will follow services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kan.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. at Nutter Mortuary Chapel.
Memorials may be given to the Church or Meadowlark Hospice in care of Nutter Mortuary.
Nutter Mortuary in charge of arrangements, 116 E. 6th, Concordia, KS 66901.
Online condolences may be sent to nuttermortuary@yahoo.com.

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