Gwendolyn M. King

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Gwendolyn M. King, 91, formerly of Xenia, and currently of West Liberty, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.

She was born March 26, 1928, in Franklin, a daughter of Frank and Maude (Tindall) McIlvain.

In addition to her parents, Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil in 1984; a brother, Richard McIlvain and her son, Anthony W. King.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Doug Boots of West Liberty; four grandchildren: Brent (Robin) Boots, Kristy (Jay) Ackley, Brad Boots (Ashley Roseburrough) and Tiffany (Eric) Griswold; 10 great-grandchildren, Kyle Ackley, Kristopher Ackley; Noah Boots, Cody Boots, Emry and Easton Griswold, Gabby Williams, McKenzee Roseburrough, Brylee Buyer and Haizlee Boots; a brother, Frank (Helen) McIlvain of Tennessee; a sister, Pat West of Kentucky; extended family, Sheila Boots; as well as numerous friends and other relatives.

Gwen attended Kiser High School in Dayton and graduated from Hillsboro High School and had worked at Mike-Sells Inc. She retired after 30 years with the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. She had been a member of the Bowersville Church of Christ and more recently attended the Monroe Community Church. She was a member of the Emanon Homemakers Club in Xenia and enjoyed gardening and tending after her flowers. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Green Hills Care Center, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty, OH 43357; and to the BrightFocus Foundation for Alzheimer’s research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.

Funeral services are at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at McColaugh Funeral Home Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, following calling that begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jeff Johnson officiates and she will be interred with her husband at Valley View Memory Gardens.

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