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Audre "Tete" King passes

07:10 AM 28 Nov 2015 NZDT
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Audre J. "Tete" King, Stoneboro, PA, passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, November 25, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh after a brief illness. She was 68.
Born March 30, 1947, in the former Mercer Cottage Hospital, she was a daughter of Harold M. and G. Maxine Sharp Dunkle.
"Tete," as she was known by all, was a lifelong resident of Stoneboro, who grew up helping her dad with his racehorses and became a trainer and owner of Standardbreds. She and her late husband, Richard, operated King Stables and raced at The Meadows, Northfield, Buffalo and many of the Pennsylvania fairs over the years.
In recent years, her top horses were trotters OWH and Churchstretstation.
Tete was the race secretary at the Great Stoneboro Fair for many years, as well as for many other county fairs throughout the state, most recently in Washington and Waynesburg, PA.
She was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association.
Tete loved helping others, whether it was family, friend, or a complete stranger, she had the ability to put people at ease. She became an emergency medical technician in 1976 and went on to become an EMT instructor and then a paramedic, during which time she worked for Lakeview and Rural Metro ambulance services.
Her husband, Richard A. King, preceded her in death on March 6, 2013.
She is survived by: two children, Jody R. McClearn and her husband William, and Jason A. Clark and his companion Katherine Dorn, all Stoneboro; three grandsons, Tyler J. McClearn, Stoneboro; Jacob M. Clark, Pittsburgh; and Alex H. Clark, Clearwater, Fla.; and five sisters, Marline I. Leghart and her husband Steve, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Maxine L. Redfoot and her husband John, Stoneboro; Madine R. Wygant and her husband Joseph, Sandy Lake; Polly A. Wright and her husband Ronald, Stoneboro; and Alexa J. Schell and her husband Mark, Sandy Lake.

In addition to her parents and husband, a brother Harold M. "Skip" Dunkle, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Calling hours are 7-9PM today (11-27-15) and 1-4 and 7-9PM. Saturday (11-28-15) at the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin Street, Stoneboro, PA.

The funeral will be at 2PM Sunday (11-29-15) in the funeral home.

Jeff Zidek


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