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WORCESTER - Reta I. King, 83, passed away Feb. 20, 2018, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Geneva, the daughter of Harvey and Frances (Kenney) Lewis.
Reta married Claude King on May 16, 1953, in Newburgh. He predeceased her on May 10, 1995.
She was a bus driver for Wallkill Central School and was credited for saving three children's lives in an accident.
Reta volunteered at the Worcester Food Pantry. She was skilled with her hands, enjoyed crafts, gardening, sewing and being a homemaker. She took great pride in her yard and her home.
She is survived by her children, Deborah and James Morris of East Worcester and Claude and Jillian King of New Mexico; grandchildren, Matthew and April King, Ed Fingerhut, Shawn, Kevin and Jennifer Morris; her sister, Sarah Detrich of Fort Plain; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Sharon King.
Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m., March 3, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester.
Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Worcester, will be at a later date.
Share condolences at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
Published on February 21, 2018
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