Zella Mae King, 81, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, May 29.

Zella was born in rural Searcy County, Arkansas on April 26, 1938, a daughter of the late Edna M. (Morrison) and Troy Olen Nichols.

Survivors include daughters LaVeda Montgomery (Kent) of Solomon, Deb Campbell (Richard) of Wichita, Vicki Jones (Ivan) of Olsburg, and Nancy Swank (LeRoy) of Solomon, grandchildren Jen (Jason), Jill (Noah), Jay (Kelly), Jeffrey (Grace), Brooke (Shiloh), Mason (Nichole), Maddy, Landon, Grant (Katie), Tyson (Katie) and Dyan (Justin) and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy, brother Nick Nichols, sisters Doris Barkhurst and Mava Phillips and great-grandson Knox.

Funeral service will be Monday, June at 11 a.m. at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio Street, Salina, with Pastor Kent Happel officiating.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Burial will be at Andover Cemetery, Andover, Kansas, at 3 p.m.

For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit carlsonfh.net or Facebook

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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