Life Sketch for Alberta King
Alberta Mae (Eby) King passed away on December 27, 2017 in Springdale, Arkansas. Alberta was born on May 6, 1933 to Hermas and Esther (Tangeman) Eby in Newton KS
Alberta had many interests and careers but was best known as a devoted mother and loved cooking for her five sons and spending time with them. Her interests included sewing/crafts, travel, football (Denver Broncos) and enjoying coffee and German pastries with friends and family. In addition to her home in Hesston, Alberta loved her mountains in Colorado and enjoyed many years living near them. Alberta was a very gracious and kind person and her church family and friends meant the world to her. She served several summers at Echo Ranch in Alaska, using her cooking skills as service to others.
She is survived by her children: Craig and Marilyn (Rogers AR), Doug and Rae (Hesston KS), Byron and Cindy (Medical Lake WA), Phillip and Joanne (West Chicago, IL), and Mike and Peggy (Hesston KS). She had eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Charles Eby, Arlene Berner, Olin Eby, and Chester Eby.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday January 5, 2018 at 11:00am at the Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church. A public visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday January 4, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. to greet friends and family. A private graveside committal will be held at Highland Cemetery preceding the service.
A memorial has been set up for Echo Ranch Bible Camp, c/o Avant Ministries, 10,000 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO. 64155.
Please accept our thoughts and prayers on the loss of your mother. I had many pleasant memories of the Ebys, Steiners, Tangemans and Brinkmeyers getting together for Sunday dinners. After dinner all of us kids played together while our parents visited. That continued with our parents after many of us moved away. Your mother was such a gracious and warm host. Cherish those memories as they will last forever.
Sincerely, Steve Tangeman family