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Carrie B. (Pendleton) King

October 31, 1924 ~ September 16, 2018 (age 93)

Carrie B. King, 93, of Pittsburgh (formerly of Ford City), died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Heritage Place, Pittsburgh.

Born October 31, 1924, in Ford City, PA, she was a daughter of the late Randle and Georgia (Isabel) Pendleton.

Carrie was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ford City.  

She worked as a medical records librarian at Passavant Hospital, and for the United Mine Workers in Russellton.  Carrie was a volunteer at Shadyside Hospital, and also volunteered with a senior program called "Oasis" at the Kaufman Building in Pittsburgh. She also ran a private daycare. An avid musician, she was a classical pianist and was the director of the Ford City/Kittanning Choral Society.  Carrie enjoyed cooking, entertaining her friends and family, reading, and working crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her stepchildren, Lemoyne King of Lithonia, GA, Tyra (Tom) Brewer of Austin, TX, Renee (Rich) Durfield of Azusa, AZ, Torran (Kara) King of Apollo, and Pierre King of Pittsburgh, PA; her siblings, Homer (Ruth) Pendleton of Ford City, Vivian Pendleton of Ford City, Rita (Edward) Davis of Penn Hills, William Pendleton of Pittsburgh, Toni K. Pendleton of Pittsburgh, Blaine (Terri) Pendleton of Pittsburgh, and Georgia M. Pendleton Williams of Pittsburgh; and many generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew M. King; a son, Ricardo King; a daughter-in-law, Judy King; sisters, Lula Robertson, Ida Pendleton, and Annie Pendleton; brothers, Randle, James, and Lorenza Pendleton; a sister-in-law, Ruth Mary Edwards Pendleton; and a nephew, Vincent Robertson.

Friends will be welcomed from 9-11 a.m., Friday, in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City.  Committal service and interment will follow at Lawn Haven Burial Estates, with Rev. Kent Commodore, officiating.  Please come and celebrate the life of Carrie with us.  To send an online condolence, please visit

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