Clifford Ernest King, 93, of Hesston Kansas, went to be with his Lord on May 25, 2018, at Pine Village, Moundridge. He was born on February 18, 1925 in Newton to Ezra W. and Mary Longenecker King.
He gave his heart to Lord at the age of 10 and was baptized at East Emmet Church, northwest of Newton. He was a member of Newton First Church of the Nazarene.
Clifford was a graduate of Newton High School and attended Kansas University and Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky. He served in the U. S. Army from 1950-1952. Clifford was a concrete construction contractor. In 1953, he married Alberta Eby, together they had five sons. He later Married Marilyn Ostlund On June 28, 1980, and she survives.
Other survivors include sons Craig (Marilyn), Rogers, Arkansas; Douglas (Rae), Hesston; Byron (Cindy), Medical Lake, Washington; Philip (Joanne), West Chicago, Illinois and Michael (Peggy) of Hesston; Marilyn’s children: Jeffrey (Michelle) Ostlund, Mt. Hope; Melinda (Mike) Nachtigall, Hesston; James (Jodi) Ostlund, McPherson; 22 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mary Kathryn (Charles) Turkington, Wilmore, Kentucky,
sister-in-law Ann King, Albany, Georgia, and many nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Stacy King, his sisters and their husbands Ruth (Elton) Jones, Ethel (Bailey) Wade, Helen (Arthur) Smith, brothers and wives: Leroy (Lois) King, Raymond (Yvonne) King, and James King.
Visitation will be at the Newton First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, June 2, from 4-7 p.m., with family present from 4-6. A committal service will be at Eastlawn Cemetery, Sunday, June 3, 2:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene with The Reverend J. Jay Hawes presiding.
Memorials are suggested to the First Church of the Nazarene, in care of Petersen Family Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, KS 67114.