Mary Ellen KIng


Mary Ellen King, 85, of Logansport, passed away Thursday May 9, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital of Kokomo.
She was born Oct. 5, 1933 in Harbor Springs, Michigan, to the late Matthew Joseph and Henrietta (Derks) Doyle. On June 17, 1953 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, she married Dr. Jay Max King who preceded her in death on April 14, 1991.
Mary attended the Cross Wind United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Susie (Paul) Rexroth, Auburn; three sons, Jay Doyle (Peggy) King, Logansport; Rick (Tammy) King, Royal Center; Russell James (Diana) King, Sun City Center, Florida; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One brother, James Doyle, preceded her in death.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church with Pastor Nick Robinson officiating. A burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery near Royal Center. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 in the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross-Wind United Methodist Church. You may sign the guest book and send online condolences at
Published on May 9, 2019
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5 posts

Jun 01, 2019
I came to know Mary Ellen in the recent years. She was a hoot! Her vitality for life was an inspiration. She always carried her family close to her heart and was happy when sharing about them. She loved all of you so dearly. Hallelujah...she is dancing with the Lord now.
Lila (Eller) Carey
May 14, 2019
Sorry we can't be there. Lot of good memories with with her.
kathy engle (
May 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your mom and grandmother's passing. I enjoyed taking care of her these past couple of years. I too will miss spending those Thursdays with her. There was never a task too big or too small she asked of me to do even a special prayer. I admired her strength and faith in God. Please feel free to recommend me to anyone else who needs care.
May 10, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during your time of grief. Remember her smiles and treasure the times shared with her and hold these memories warmly in your hearts.
In Isaiah 66:12 the Lord says "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you".
Kayc and Denny Mykrantz
May 09, 2019
A dear, sweet friend who is finally home. God bless you all as you celebrate her very meaningful life.