Marilyn Jean King

Marilyn Jean King, 82 yrs., of Honey Brook, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at the Meadows Health Care Center at the Tel Hai Retirement Community, following an illness. 

She was born on Monday, Oct. 10, 1938 in Lancaster, Pa.  Jean was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Marian A. (Seashultz) Horn.  She was the wife of the late Harvey B. King, who died on March 28, 2008.

Jean was a homemaker to her beloved family. She was a bus driver for the Krapf Bus Company for 38 years.  Jean was a member of the Living God Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed going to the beach, camping, and playing cards with friends. Jean and her late husband also enjoyed taking family members away on journeys. Danielle was her beloved granddaughter.  The two of them enjoyed playing counting games together.

She was preceded in death by a son, William H. King, two grandsons, Hunter and Matthew Bannon and two sisters, Jane Ford & Diane Seablist.


She is survived by a daughter, Debra, wife of Steven Bannon of Narvon, a brother, Gerald Horn of Lancaster and a granddaughter, Daniella Bannon.  

A calling hour will be held on Monday from 10 to 11 AM at The Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave, Honey Brook, Pa.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM at The Honey Brook Methodist Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Herr officiating.   

Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing.

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Sending our thoughts and prayers to Deb, Danelle & Steve. Aunt Jeanie may have been a “twin”, but she was a “one of a kind” aunt to me. I have so many fond memories of the adventures that Tracey mentioned. Aunt Jeanie often took a truck load of kids to swim at her sister Jane’s house. We would swim all day and then she would get subs from Hartz’s. It was my first hoagie and I remember thinking it was the best sandwich in the world! Aunt Jeanie introduced me to many “firsts”. I had my first taste of spaghetti at her house and thought she was the best cook. She took me on my first ferry ride at Cape May and my first trip to the beach at Myrtle Beach. Those small excursions were always great fun and made such big impressions. Aunt Jeanie had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to joke around and loved it even more when you gave it right back to her. Her laugh was contagious and I miss that the most. Aunt Jeanie taught us to try new experiences,to live in the moment and enjoy the little things. Rest In Peace Aunt Jeanie and know you were well loved. ????????

~ Ruthann Kistler
11/13/2020 11:22:54 AM

This is my mother's identical twin sister that has passed. My mom passed on June 8, 2013. Now they can be back together. Aunt Jeanie when I was growing up was great as she was always running around with kids for me to play with. I got to know a lot of cousins on the "Miller" side of the family and the Kings. Today I recognize how rare that was most adults do not now have the time or patience to have 5 or 6 extra kids with them. Many fun trips started with getting into the back of Uncle Harvey's chevy pickup under the cap and when the truck stopped it was like a magical surprise to see where you ended up. Billy and Kenneth King and I rode a lot of places together singing songs we could remember the words to like "We all live in a Yellow Submarine". I hope I have taken a lesson from Aunt Jeanie and taken kids about and about with me to see different things. Rest in peace Aunt Jeanie now you are with Mom and Dad and Uncle Harvey.

~ Tracy Olsen
11/13/2020 7:33:02 AM

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