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Published Sep. 4, 2005


KING, EDITH CECELIA, 92, of Waco, Texas, and formerly of Gulfport, died Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2002). Born in Washington, D.C., she came here in 1977 and moved to Waco in 1999. With her late husband, the Rev. Dr. W. Bertram King, she served churches in Clay City, Ind., Fountain Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., Moreland Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta and Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, where she was a member of the King's Daughters Sunday school class and the Women's Missionary Union. She was executive secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention Home Mission Board in Atlanta for 11 years and later served with her husband as executive director and liaison for the Southern Baptists to Canada for 10 years. Survivors include three sons, Bertram E. "Bert" King, Waco, Norman Nielsen King, Atlanta, and Dr. Dennis Lee King, Boston; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.

South Pasadena

KROMER, MARTHA C., 82, of South Pasadena, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area _ St. Petersburg. Born in Terre Haute, Ind., she came here in 1982 from Rockville, Md., where she was an art director. She was a member of the Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club Women's Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution Caravel Chapter, Florida Suncoast Opera Guild, Gulf Beaches Women's Club, and the Tampa Bay Gulf Beaches Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include a daughter, Marcella Atwood, St. Petersburg, a son, Gary Kromer, Still Pond, Md.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.

Treasure Island

BUEHLER, ELLA, 91, of Treasure Island, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2002) at home. Born in Germany, she came here in 1981 from Cleveland, where she owned Micro Mo Electronics. She was a member of the Treasure Island Action Club. Survivors include seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.