Mary Ann King, 60, of Kewanee, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, March 27 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Mary Ann King Memorial Fund.
She was born December 20, 1952 in Kewanee, the daughter of John and Sophie (Lazar) VanPratt. She married Robert J. King on November 27, 1971 in Kewanee. He survives, as do her sister, Berneice (George) DeMay of Kewanee and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary Ann attended Kewanee schools. She cleaned houses for senior citizens and also at Rux Funeral Home for several years. She enjoyed collecting pigs, gardening, doing puzzles and going to yard sales.