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Alice M. (Kollar) King

Alice M. (Kollar) King, age 89, of Shelby, died Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Alice was born on November 12, 1930 in Upper Sandusky to the late Jesse and Margaret (Schleif) Kollar. She was a 1948 graduate of Eden High School and also attended Tiffin Business University, from where she graduated. She was a former employee of Wilkens Airforce Depot, Laubie Motor Sales, Quanex Tube Works, and Quality Plumbing & Heating.

She was a faithful member of First United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School. Alice was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Shelby Post #326. She loved cheering for the Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Survivors include five children: Lou Ellen (Richard Jr.) Huff of Shelby, Larry Gene (Rosanna) King of Tiro, Clifford Alan (Darlene) King of Shelby, Kevin Lynn King (Diane Lambert)  of Shelby, and Janice “Jinx” Marie (Donald) Cooke of Shelby; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Earl David “Dutch” Kollar and Wilbur Kollar; and sister: Agnes Mae Edgington. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years: Merlin G. King on September 27, 2014; and her granddaughter: Crystal Cooke in 2012; and her siblings: Robert Kollar, Louise Ward, Allen Kollar, Paul Kollar, and Mary Melroy.

Graveside services will be held for both Alice and Merlin at Oakland Cemetery Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00AM with Pastor James Robinson officiating. Per Alice’s wishes, no calling hours will be observed. Memorials may be made to First United Church of Christ, 23 Church St, Shelby.

Care for Alice and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Cliff and family, so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Prayers for you and your family

  2. Jim Huff says:

    To all you kids, grands and in laws please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Alice. It was a pleasure to know both her and Merlin. I know the time is tough but she is reunited with “dad” once again. God Bless you all. JIM

  3. Linda Close says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Alice was a wonderful member and served our veterans for years and years. I know she was proud of all her children and grandchildren and loved you all so much. Sending prayers that God wrap you in His arms and help you to get through this most difficult time. Please take solace and cherish your fond memories and happy times together. She will be missed ❤️

  4. Todd and Tammy Armintrout says:

    Sorry for your loss, may God give you strength and peace during this period. Prayers go out to you and your family!

  5. Robert and Laura Chagat says:

    May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  6. Jarrett Estep says:

    Sorry for your loss. Mary was a great Auxiliary President that will be missed by the great Fifth District. Rest in peace and tell Merlin hello.

  7. Jeanette Brown says:

    Cliff and Darlene
    So sorry to see that Cliff’s mom has passed away. It’s been a long time and I am sure she was ready for her heavenly home. It just seems like to many people I now is leaving us but she’s not living a life she would want. stay in touch. Love and faith to the family


    Lou Ellen & Family
    I worked with Alice at Quanex. She was a wonderful, cheerful person to work with. So sorry for your loss. May God you peace and may you keep the good memories alive.

  9. Mary Martin Bandman says:

    Lou, I am so sorry for your loss…..keeping you in prayers.

  10. Jackie Schleif Sieben says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of your dear sister, mother, aunt and grandmother. My prayers of condolence to the family.

  11. Marilyn Wilkinson Hopkins says:

    Cliff, Thinking of you and your family.

  12. Sandra K Martin says:

    Lou Ellen and Family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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