Emma Ellen (Bohn) King

(1932 - 2014)

She lived her life as her mother and father taught her: take care of other people. Emma knew if we all stuck together we’d survive the toughest of times. Her home was always open and there was plenty of
food. Emma was spiritually and biblically grounded achieving all of her Sunday school pins along with her sisters. One of the highlights of her life was becoming Matron of Beverly Maqueda #276 Order of the Eastern Star. She considered this a personal achievement. She could do just about anything in the world of crafts: she painted, did ceramics, sewed, knitted and crochet and taught herself to tat. Her entire home was filled with decorations lovingly made by her. Her hands were seldom idle.
Emma’s energy of course also came out in different ways. She had a fun and devilish nature and was always the life of the party. She danced with the string bands as they went by at the Beverly parades.
In her spare time she solved crimes with Perry Mason.
Emma was a Beverly girl through and through. She was born on Wilmerton Street and served ice cream at Ruggeri’s. In a town rich with nicknames Emma was no exception. She was known as “Doll” and was often found running with the Brommel girls, Dot, Peggy and Edna. She was a 1951 graduate of Burlington City High back when it was at Wilbur Watts.
Emma would meet a guy named John King. It wasn’t love at first sight, in fact Emma didn’t like him. It, however, didn’t stop him from asking her for a dance. During their 53 marriage they never argued about the little things; the big things never materialized. Together they’d raise RuthEllen; Emma was never very strict but it she made it clear that she was to know right from wrong. She is also survived by her son in law George R. Hudson Jr. and her three grandchildren: Eric R. Baker, Joshua G. Hudson and Kenzee R. Hudson as well as her nephew, Dale Hoey (Sandy) and their daughter, Kathryn. She was pre-deceased by her two sisters, Kathryn Hoey and Electa Van Alstyne and her nephew, Franklin Hoey.
Family will celebrate 81 great years privately at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Beverly.
Emma always had a sweet tooth: to remember her, have a piece of your favorite candy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Emma’s name to Acacia Hospice, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington 08016.
The family would like to sincerely thank the members of Acacia Hospice for their care, friendship and loving ways with Emma . We would especially like to thank Brenda Morrison, Dawn Holzworth, Bill Minteer, Joe Sweeney, Rose, Marie, Margaret and Jemima.

One thought on “Emma Ellen (Bohn) King

  1. William's Family

    I read the obituary about the loss of your loved one and I extend my sincere condolences. May you find loving comfort to know “God is near to those broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves.
    Psalms 34:18

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