obit candles CGElsie M. King, 87, of Middleport, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center, Middleport, Ohio.

She was born July 27, 1929 in Gallia County, daughter of the late James C. and Minnie Catherine Jackson Forth. She was a 1947 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Elsie was a bookkeeper for local businesses and a foster grandparent at Hartford Elementary and New Haven Elementary. She attended Middleport Church of Christ and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are her sister, Bonnie I. Smith of Middleport; and several nieces and nephews, Jim Forth, Sandy (Larry) Queen, Sheila (Ray) Slone, Dale Ray (Carol) Smith, Carol (Ryan) Mahr, Kathy Baker, Angelia (Mark) Gilkey.

A special thank you to her caregivers and staff at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her former husband, Clifford King, sisters, Dorothy Baker, Delcie Forth, Emma Forth and a brother, Byrdell J. Forth Sr.

Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Ralph Workman and David Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.