YORK Kathryn M. (Baublitz) King, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Manor Care Health Service-North. She was the wife of Edward A. King, to whom she was married 61 years before his passing on March 31, 1999. Kathryn was one of 13 children born to the late Wilson and Emma (Zeigler) Baublitz of West York. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, as well as two daughters-in-law, Sally A. King, wife of Edward E., and Linda King, wife of Barry L.; and son-in-law, Greg McCray, husband of Diane L. Kathryn was often called Katty or Kass by her multitude of friends. She lived in West York all of her life. In her teens and early 20's she was well known for her roller skating skills, winning many championship tournaments. Kathryn was also a life member of St. James Lutheran Church on S. Adams St. in West York. Dad worked three jobs so mom could be a stay at home mother with five children - that was their priority. Easter egg hunts in the backyard, dad dressed up like Santa, picnics and parties, huge holiday dinners. From relish dishes to pies made from scratch and all made by mom alone. She also made the most delicious cake with peanut butter icing for our birthdays. We never wanted for anything, which was their goal. After the youngest child reached high school, Kathryn spread her wings and ventured out into the work force. She worked at McCrory's as an assistant manager in Women's Wear for many years, then worked as a cashier at Super Shoes for five years. She enjoyed these jobs immensely and she was quite the people person, making more and more friends every day. Mrs. King leaves to cherish her memory five children, Edward E. King of South Carolina, Barry L. King and companion, Pat of Florida, and Diane L. McCray, Michael R. King, and Barbara K. Keeney and husband, Greg, all of York. She also lovingly leaves 12 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. We would also like to mention a dear lady, a nurse who came into Kathryn's life during her husband's illness. Until the day Kathryn passed away, Diane Isenberg continued to visit mom. She would order and organize her medications, not as a paying job, but almost like a daughter would do for her mother. It was a loving relationship that Kathryn cherished, Thank You, Diane. A Celebration of Life Service will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery where she will join her "Eddie Boy" once again. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, is in charge of arrangements. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 20, 2014