Wanda Aileen King, 93, Osage City: May 26, 1930 – Nov. 15, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wanda Aileen King, 93, Osage City: May 26, 1930 – Nov. 15, 2023

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Wanda Aileen (Steinhoff) King, 93, of Osage City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. She was born May 26, 1930, in Newton, Kan., the daughter of Jess and Effie Fritts Steinhoff.

She attended Osage City High School, and graduated in 1948. Wanda was united in marriage to Edward James King, Oct. 14, 1950, in Osage City. After Ed’s time serving in the Air Force, the couple made their home in Osage City on their farm just north of town.

For most of her life in Osage City, Wanda was an active member of the United Methodist Church. She served as Sunday school superintendent and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and held many other roles in the church. Wanda also served as Cub Scout den mother while her sons were in the Scouts. She also enjoyed her frequent volunteer work with ECAT, part of Harvester’s Food Network.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ed King; parents, Jess and Effie Steinhoff; sister, Delma Sampson; and brother, Roy Steinhoff.

Wanda is survived by her four children, Michael King, Osage City, Marsha (Bruce) Cummins, Springhill, Kan., Jeffrey (Kareen) King, Lawrence, Kan., and Aileen (Chris) Carlson, Osage City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Osage City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. with the funeral service following. Burial will take place immediately following services at Osage City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.


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