Eula N. (Fry) King
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Eula N. King (nee Fry) passed away peacefully, at the age of 83, on December 24th. with her son Bob and her husband of 62 years, John, by her side. She was born in Kenmore, Ohio and was a lifelong Akron area resident.

She was the architect and landscape designer of all the family homes. She had the hands of an artist and the green thumbs of a master gardener. She was an art teacher for the Akron Public School system and maintained an art studio well into her retirement. She loved sharing her artwork and her treasured daylilies and hostas with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steve and her brother, Carl. Survived by her husband, John E. King; sons, John B. King of Scottsdale, Arizona, Jim King of Akron, Bob King of Spaulding, Calif.; brothers, Jim Fry of Yukon, Okla., John Fry of Akron; and the joy of her life, granddaughters, Melissa King of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jessica King of Herndon, Va.

The family would like to thank Summa Home Hospice Services of Akron for making the last few weeks of her life comfortable.

She will be interred at the Ohio National Reserve Cemetery in Rittman, with a celebration of her life gathering at the family home immediately following. In lieu of flowers, we ask friends and family to stop by the King home in the summer to take hostas, daylilies and other plants from Eula's garden to transplant into their own garden, so that they will always have something to remember her by.


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2011.
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January 6, 2012
I had Mrs. King at Rimer in the mid 1970s. She encouraged me to draw and paint- I worked closely with her on some murals. After 35 yrs, I thought of her today while judging an art scholarship show- when I searched her name on a whim, I discovered her passing. I just wanted to say thanks for helping me discover art.
Dave Szalay, Professor of Art
December 31, 2011
Eula, what can I say about Eula? She was special,talented,generous,kind,and just plain wonderful and I loved her. She was my special friend. Coletta
Coletta Noffsinger
December 30, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can not walk into my backyard without thinking of your mom and mine. Or even decorate for the Holidays because right there is the santa that they made together. Or the chests that she refurbished for mom. She was/is a truely special lady and will be missed by all of us. Thanks for allowing my family to be a part of your family for so many years.
Ray Collins
December 29, 2011
What can I say about Eula she was a very special person. I remeber going swimming in the summer . How she made me a frosty the snowman outfit out of a old tablecloth when I was in high school and helped my mom with my wedding and the most recently was helping us redo our home she gave me a picture she did and it is one of my most prized items I have She will be greatly missed by myself and my mother coletta .
Beth Baumgartner
December 29, 2011
John, I have known Eula my whole life. I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Denise Erwin
December 27, 2011
Aunt Eula peered into my drawings I had hidden in a portfolio. "You must bring these out and show them! Why are they hidden?" So I did. Thank you, Aunt Eula for those magical words. And I was always humbled by your artwork. You were a special lady.
Cathy King DeCenzo
December 27, 2011
I am honored to have received hosta from Eula's garden and to have enjoyed her hospitality in the King home. I had a couple of great visits with her and John on the deck, and I especially offer regards to Jim and Raphael.
Vern Shepherd
December 27, 2011
John and family,
We are truly saddened by the pasting of Eula. We both have enjoyed working together and the years of friendship with both of you. I think of Eula every time I attend to her many hostas that she has given to me over the years. What the heart has once cherished can never be forgotten. May you find peace, strength, and comfort in your memories. Our deepest sympathy to you.

Rex and Pam
Pam Stephen
December 26, 2011
We will truely miss a one of the women we most admired in our lives. Aunt Eula was such a wonderful, talented and giving woman. Laura, Mark, Samantha, Joey, Cassidy and Amy Rose Bisesi
December 26, 2011
Dearest Aunt Eula,
Thank you for including me as "dotter" in your family of boys. I will miss our laughing together but will always smile at the memories.
Love, Dotter Maureen
Maureen Downey
December 26, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Eula was a very special woman and we will miss her. Cyndi, Colin and Cameron
C Ott
December 26, 2011
John and Maria & family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Connie Whitmer
December 26, 2011
I feel privileged to have Hosta from Eula's garden, and I am especially grateful to have met her and enjoyed the hospitality of the King home. I offer my thoughts as a friend of Jim and Raphael.
Vern Shepherd
Vern Shepherd
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