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Barbara A. King

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Barbara A. King, 77, passed away on February 1, 2021, in Gaylord, Michigan.

Barb was born in McComb, Ohio, and graduated from Mt. Cory-Rawson High School.  She is the middle child and only daughter of Cloyce and Betty Faye King, who preceded her in death.

Earlier in life, Barb worked at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  She was very proud to show off the hotel, and its beautiful grounds, to those who visited her. The simplest of pleasures in life brought great joy to Barb. She was a member of the Gaylord Church of the Nazarene and loved to sing with the Sweet Adeline’s. She had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities, including working on puzzles, taking care of her cat, collecting teapots and owls, and reading books.  Her easy-going personality was contagious to everyone she met. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Otsego County Commission on Aging.

Barb is survived by her brothers, Ken King, of Boyne City, Bob King, her sister-in-law, Katie, and her niece and nephew, who live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service being held at 2:00 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Thank you to Nelson Funeral home staff, and her friends Faye, Sheila, and Kay for their help during this difficult time. Your acts of kindness and support, for Barb, have not gone unnoticed. It is comforting to know that Barb was so well-loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Commission on Aging, 120 Grandview Blvd, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

4 comments on “Barbara A. King”

  1. So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Her smile was contagious and I”m sure many will miss this bit of cheer in their day.

    • Laura Hotelling

      I was so privileged to sing with Barb. Her enthusiasm for so many things in life was an inspiration to many. The world was lucky to have her.

      • Bob, Kenny and family,
        I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I have such fond memories of Barb. She was always such a positive, loving person. My family (Billie & Larry Hayes/Hayes Motel) always loved having her come visit with or without your mom and dad. Between your family, the Taylor’s (Otsego Lake State Park), Lovo’s and my family, we had one big happy neighborhood family! I can’t count the number of times we all celebrated a holiday in the backroom of Lovo’s grocery store! Barb always had a smile on her face and was genuinely happy to see everyone, as we all were with her! (And no matter HOW many times the resort has changed names and ownership?, it will ALWAYS be KING’S COTTAGES!) I have no doubt your parents have welcomed her with love and open arms! As has our loving God. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May flights of Angels sing her to her rest.

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