Joan Arlene King, 78, of Rockford, passed away at 3:27 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She was born November 11, 1941, in Decatur, to the late Chester and Anna LaVaughn (Railing) Barker.

She graduated from Pleasant Mills High School, in Pleasant Mills, Indiana, in the Class of 1960. On December 30, 1960, Joan married the love of her life, John Junior King who recently passed away. Together, they shared many years of memories.

They lived in Rockford the past 57 years, coming from Pleasant Mills, Indiana. She, along with her husband, was a life-long farmer in Rockford. Joan also worked many years for CTS in Berne, IN and Teleflex in Van Wert from which she retired. She loved her family and taking care of them, especially her grandchildren. Joan could always be found mowing her lawn, a pastime she thoroughly enjoyed.

Surviving are her sons: Neil (Tami Dutcher) King, Michael (Ann) King, and Scott King; daughters: Diann Searight (Eric Sanders), Faye (Rod) Cheek, and Mary (Kenny) Stocklin; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law: Terry King, Dean (Kathleen) King, Wilford Pete Davis; as well as sisters-in-law: Carolyn Sue Braun, Linda (Robert) Railey, Rita (Ken) Johnson, Kaki Barker and Marcile King.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Steve Barker and brothers-in-law Leonard King, Floyd Braun and sisters-in-law, Shirley King and Bernice Davis.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Ken Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 8 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the funeral home, and again on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Rockford Historical Society or to the Parkway F.F.A.

To share in Joan's online memorial, please visit www.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.


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