Alberta Mae (Eby) King passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Springdale, Ark.
Alberta was born on May 6, 1933, to Hermas and Esther (Tangeman) Eby in Newton.
Alberta had many interests and careers but was best known as a food business owner in Hesston, Newton and Grant, Neb. She was a devoted mother and loved cooking for her five sons and spending time with them. Her interests included sewing/crafts, travel, football (Denver Broncos), and enjoying coffee and German pastries with friends and family. In addition, Alberta loved her mountains in Colorado and enjoyed many years living near them.
Alberta was a very gracious and kind person and was very devoted to her family and the church. She served several summers at Echo Ranch in Alaska, using her cooking skills as service to others.
She is survived by her children, Craig and Marilyn of Rogers, Ark., Byron and Cindy of Medical Lake, Wa., Doug and Rae of Hesston, Phillip and Joanne of West Chicago, Ill., and Mike and Peggy of Hesston. She had 11 grandchildren and11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Charles Eby, Arlene Berner, Olin Eby and Chester Eby.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church. A public visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present from 6: to 8 p.m. to greet friends and family. A graveside committal will be prior to the service at Highland Cemetery.
A memorial has been set up for Echo Ranch Bible Camp, Juneau, Alaska.