Audrey M . King age 73, passed away on May 7, 2011 at Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington, Vt., as the result of a massive stroke.
Audrey was born on August 10, 1937 in Cambridge, NY the daughter of James and Helen (Corts) McMorris.
Audrey lovingly and willingly chose the career of wife and mother. From the birth of her eldest son, she was a stay at home Mom. She was extremely active in the Order of the Eastern Star, not only on a local level but a state level as well. Audrey served as Worthy Matron for Sylvan Star Chapter #122, District Deputy Grand Matron in 1982 and 2009 for the Warren-Washington District and has served as secretary of Sylvan Star-Skenesborough Chapter #122 in Granville for several years. Audrey became very devoted to Girl Scouting. When her youngest daughter Cynthia joined Scouts, she was a leader. Then as time went on she served on the Board of Directors of the Adirondack Girl Scout Council. Audrey was extremely proud of her heritage. She was a member of the Captain Israel Harris/General John Williams Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution. She was involved in the local chapter activities, one of which was serving as the Chairperson for the DAR Good Citizen Award selection. She enjoyed genealogical information as it pertained to her family and also thoroughly enjoyed following world events. A part of everyday for Audrey was listening to Rush Limbaugh. Audrey also served as treasurer of the Trinity Episcopal Church for many years, where she was a member.
In addition to her parents, Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Robert M King on May 7, 2008. Survivors are her children: Charles King and his wife Mary of Granville, Valerie King and her partner Leslie of Purling, NY, David King and his wife Cathy of Fishers, In, and Cynthia Trepanier and her husband Paul of Plainfield, CT. Audrey was also blessed with four grandchildren: Robert King of Queensbury, Michael and Alex Stenner of Plainfield, CT and Annamarie King of Fishers, IN. She was also survived by her siblings: Dolores Phaneuf of Salem, NY, Beverly Lloyd of Ohio, Marjorie Brueder of Queensbury, NY, Shirley Shaw and her husband Dennis of Kentucky, William Reynolds, Esq. and his wife Susan of Victory Mills.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10 AM at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY with the Rev. Jerry McKinney officiating. Friends may call on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. The Order of the Eastern Star will honor Audrey with a memorial service at 5:30 pm. Burial will follow at the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made in Audrey’s memory to the Eastern Star Home at Oriskany, POB 959, Oriskany, NY 13424, Attn: Jeff French.
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