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  • Visitation:  6-8 p.m.  Monday
  • Funeral:  1:00 p.m.  Tuesday

Mrs. Audrey Colleen King, age 81, of Greenville, passed away late Thursday morning, September 24, 2009 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Michigan.

The daughter of Harry & Carrie Opal (Raymond) McQuay, she was born on Nov. 12, 1927 in Greenville. On Dec. 24, 1942 she married Arvin Wyman King and together they raised four children.

Audrey retired from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company and had been an active member of UAW Local 137. She enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers, traveling, and delighting in find a good bargain but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Shirley, Ford, Leon, and Leroy McQuay; two sons, Randy King and Gary King; and a great grandson, Corey Anthony Lynch.

Surviving are her husband of almost 67 years, Arvin W. King; a daughter, Sandra Lynn (King) Smith-Collins; a son and two daughters-in-law, Jerome Jerry & Marcia King, and Joanne King, all of Greenville; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; siblings-in-law, Rose McQuay, Larry Sr. & Mildred Mickie King, and Marilyn & Maurice Kimmel; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with burial following at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. The Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to either the Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Judes Childrens Hospital will be available.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Audreys online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on September 24, 2009 at 12:00 am


    09/30/2009 –

    Kelly Smith-McQueen

    Dearest Grandma,
    We will always remember the wonderful times our family was able to experience with you. You provided many meaningful times in our family. Thank You for being a strong, beautiful woman we can look-up to. You are deeply admired and loved by everyone who knew you. We will take great care of your husband, Grandpa, in your absence. We know you have a great place for him next to you. LOVE ALWAYS!!

    09/28/2009 –

    Brenda, Gary’s Daughter

    Grandma, Whenever I think of you, I think of seeing you in your swimsuit at the lake swimming with all us kids just as Jodi said,(you always had a great tan!), bringing supper down to us by the lake(especially your spaghetti!), and listening to you sing!
    I think of all of the great Christmases too! That huge table in the living room full of great food and all of us sitting around it. And us kids sitting on the “davenports” as you called them!(Because there were so many of us!
    I know you, Dad and Uncle Randy are whooping it up now! I’m sure Great Grandma McQuay is there too! Give them my love and I’ll see you all in the future!
    Love, Brenda

    09/28/2009 –

    Diane & Scott Rubin & Family

    To the King family – our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Max is a lucky little guy to have met his Great Grandma – not everyone gets that chance in life.
    The Rubins

    09/27/2009 –


    There is rarely a time when I am sitting around a fire,fishing for bluegill, or swimming on a lake that I don’t think of the summers we spent on your shore… listening to dad and Uncle Gary telling stories, clinging to a variety of floating space shuttles, alligators and beach balls, eating unmentionable amounts of hot dogs and marshmallows and your generous hugs…my childhood would not have been the same had it not been for those experiences. You will always been Grandma “at the lake”, you will always be loved, and you will be truly missed.

    09/27/2009 –

    Debbie Creasap

    Colleen Schneider and family:
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I would like to share the following Bible passage as it is one of my favorites:
    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
    My god continue to bless you and keep you in his care.

    09/26/2009 –

    Mrs Arlin King Sr.(JoAnne)

    Mom,I met you at age 15 now 67 that’s 52 yr’s I had you in my life and I thank you for Arlin(Randy)as I had 46yr’s with him.I will miss you. I hope Randy gave you a big hug for me when you got to see him and Gary.Your in Gods Hands Now .

    09/26/2009 –

    Arlin King Jr@family

    Grandpa and Great Grandpa King,We send you our LOVE and will miss grandma King LOVE Arlin Jr.,Miriam,KD,AJ,JP,KC

    09/25/2009 –


    Dear Arvin and family, You probably don’t remember me, I am the daughter of Evelyn Fuller, and the granddaughter of Roy and Leona Fuller. My Great Grandmother was Martha King who married Fred. I want to send my condolences to you and your family in passing of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless,

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