Wilma Jean King

July 9, 1935October 13, 2020

Wilma Jean (Lowhorn) King, 85, passed away at I.U. Health Ball Memorial on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. She was born in Twinton, Tennessee on Thursday, May 9, 1935, the daughter of Dewey Lowhorn and Ethel (Guthridge) Lowhorn. Wilma came to New Castle when she was about sixteen years old, and later moved to Muncie. She married Bobby Eugene King and he survives.

Wilma was the Head Cook at the Moose Lodge in Muncie for twenty plus years. Her passion was cooking and spending time with her family. Wilma’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She made the best homemade goodies like pies, cakes, and cookies. Wilma had to have her coffee first thing in the morning. She was also a “clean freak” and had to make her bed first thing in the morning. She loved to garden and kept several houseplants. Wilma will always be remembered for her “sassy side”, and that she dressed very classy. She will be missed by her family.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Bobby; a son, Bobby King II (wife, Tina); daughter, Kathy Chandler; a sister, Clarie Craft; four grandchildren, Ashley Ewing (husband, Quincy), Natasha King (Brandin Herniak), Kellie Williamson (husband, Randy), and Richard Chandler Jr. (wife, Karrie); thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Richard Chandler; a great-grandchild; four brothers, John, Clint, Brooks, and James; five sisters, Juanita, Margaret, Geneva, Minnie and a baby sister.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Service will be Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a mask is required. To be safe, remember to adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at:


  • National Kidney Foundation of Indiana


  • Visitation:

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Jenny Long

October 18, 2020

Uncle Eugene, Bobby, Ashley, and Natasha,
I'm very sorry to hear about Aunt Wilma's passing. We always loved when you all would come to Granny's in TN to visit. I loved to hear Uncle Norm and Aunt Wilma pick at each other, nonstop. I also remember the fun we had trying to get group photos. All of us kids loved the holidays at Granny's because we knew there would be great food, fun, and plenty of laughter. I will never forget the times we all had together.

Janet Robbins

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Wilma was a very sweet lady. Keep you my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Robbins

Ann Adkins

October 15, 2020

Eugene, Bobby, Tina & girls,
Sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love you all.

Ann, Mary Lou & Homer

Heather & Kevin Cowin

October 15, 2020

We are so very sorry for your family's loss. If we can do anything, please let us know. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers.

Duran King

October 15, 2020

Aunt Wilma was one of the kindest ladies I have ever known. I will always be grateful for the holidays our families spent together in Tennessee. She was always full of laughter and a joy to be around. For the first time a few years ago I was able to visit her and Uncle Eugene at there home in Indiana. In over 30 years some things never change, Wilma would always make you eat something and would never take no for an answer. She will truly be missed but will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace Aunt Wilma.

Valerie Rodriguez

October 14, 2020

I will never forget spending a few summers with my aunt Wilma & uncle Eugene. She would take me to Kmart shopping & she made sure I ate a snack before bed (cantaloupe or cereal). I have lots of memories of times that all the family would gather @ pa & granny King's that I will forever hold dear to my heart. She will be greatly missed.

Tammy Ford

October 14, 2020

I will never forget my Aunt Wilma and all of our wonderful memories. We took many trips to Tennessee to visit family. There was always a lot of laughter and a lot of teasing going back and forth we between her and my dad. We also had a lot of fun camping, fishing and boating when our families were younger. She sure loved her family, and she will be missed. Rest In Peace Aunt Wilma ❤️

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