Dalena A. King

Dalena A. King, 61, of Marion, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 4:42 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. King was a 1975 graduate of Mississinewa High School.  She was a nurse’s aide at the Marion VA Hospital for three years before retiring in 1989 and then volunteered at the VA following her retirement.

She was born Aug. 24, 1957, in Ohio to Thomas and Martha Adams) Foster.  She married Vance D. King on Feb. 14, 2005, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2013.

She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Foster, of Marion; a brother, Timothy Lynch, of Elkhart; a half-sister, Jeanie Stare, of LaFontaine; five grandchildren, Corey Edwards, Courtney Edwards, Coryiah Edwards, Anastasia Fischer and Antonio Brown Jr.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.with a funeral service at 12:30 p.m., at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City. Rev. David Morris will officiate, with burial following at Marion National Cemetery.

Memorials are to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.