Mary King


Funeral service for Mary King will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Donald King will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Mary Elizabeth King was born Jan. 21, 1953, to Fred and Doris (Avery) Hough, in Algona. She received her education in Rodman and then finished in West Bend. Following her high school years, she began working at Emmetsburg Care Center in Emmetsburg. While at the Care Center, she went back to school to earn a degree as a licensed practical nurse from Iowa Lakes Community College, graduating in 1984. She worked faithfully for Emmetsburg Care Center for 42 years providing attentive and loving care for the residents.
On Aug. 17, 1968, Mary was united in marriage to Dean King in Emmetsburg. They were blessed with four children. Mary and Dean lived in Dickens and Emmetsburg throughout their married life.
Mary enjoyed relaxing outdoors whether it be fishing, spotting deer, gardening and caring for her flowers or looking up at the sky for eagles. She loved spending time with her family, especially going shopping as well as fixing meals and hosting parties for everyone. Mary always put others before herself. She enjoyed traveling and took many memorable trips with Dean. In 2021, she had the privilege of traveling to Florida and Orange Beach, Alabama with her daughter, Ann.
Mary passed away peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Mason City, at the age of 70. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Doris; brother, Jack Hough; parents-in-law, Cecil and Shirley King; and her beloved dog, Shorty.
She is survived by her husband, Dean King of Emmetsburg; children, Tammy (Bob) Moser of Humboldt, John (Missy) King of Emmetsburg, Donald (Miranda) King of Orange City, and Ann (Jeremy) Zeigler of Emmetsburg; 11 grandchildren, Ali, Logan, Michael, Colby, Mackenzie, Kylie, Elizabeth, Ariel, Grace, Creighton, and Charlotte; one greatgrandchild on the way; brother, Larry (Rose) Hough of Arizona; sister, Debbie (Henry) Whitmer of Thor, Iowa; along with several nieces, nephews, many other friends, and her loving dog, Cody Joe.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.

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