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Rochele Diane (Grafton) King

Born: Mon., Jan. 20, 1969
Died: Sat., Oct. 9, 2021


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 12, 2021
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 13, 2021
Location: Harvest Baptist Church

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Rochele Diane King, 52, of North Buffalo Twp. passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, while in the company of family, at Armstrong Co. Memorial Hospital. Rochele was born in Glendale, AZ on January 20, 1969, a daughter of Cynthia (Bicanovsky), and Gary Grafton, of Eau Claire PA. Rochele was a 1986 graduate of Freeport Area High School and also a graduate from Bradford School of Business. She worked hard her whole life as a successful businesswoman, but her family was first and foremost in her life. Rochele served faithfully at Harvest Baptist Church in Fawn Twp. as a cook, nursery worker, choir member, AWANA teacher, and volunteer. Rochele loved to sing, play the piano, and listen to music. She loved her family and put others needs before her own. She was a fantastic cook, baker, and she loved to serve the Lord. Rochele is survived by her husband of 20 years, Chris A. King. Four daughters, Paige Nicole King, of Kittanning; Alyson Renae King, of Buffalo Twp.; Ashleigh Elizabeth and Reuben McCoy, of Somerset; Megan Marie and Steven Hetrick, of Butler; son, Levi Curtis King, of Kittanning; Lovingly known as Bear she is survived by her grandchildren, Noah Drake, Eden Faith & Leah Grace Belcher. Chris Andrew & Ella Elizabeth McCoy. and Eve Sophia Miller. In addition to her parents, Rochele is also survived by two brothers, Pastor Ryan and Holly Grafton and children, of Edinboro and David, Georgie Grafton, and children of Mayport. Family and friends will be received from 5 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, October 13th at Harvest Baptist Church in Natrona Heights with Pastor Marc Likins officiating. The burial will be held in the Slate Lick Cemetery, Kittanning, PA.

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Kelly Dobransky
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
So very sorry Chris and family for this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rochele was always a sweet person, way back to our days in school together.

Michelle Delsante
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Delsante Family.

As the angel Bear was here on Earth, we can only imagine the amazing feats she will accomplish now. Much Love & Light. ~ Vito, Michelle, Sadie & James Delsante

Karen and Brad Simcik
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
Dear Family, Rochele was a neighbor, and sister in Christ. She loved the Lord and her family. She always put family and others first and loved you all very much. We are sure you will miss her but we know the angels are rejoicing that she is home with her Lord and Savior! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, and I will remember her when I use some of the recipes she shared with us! Brad and Karen Simcik

Mary Ellen (Shrum) Kilgore
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
Sending condolences and praying for strength for your family. She was a great friend to many and I'm glad to call her one of mine.

Brendan Edge
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family of my former classmate.

Shane & Karen Whatley
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
Shane and I are just so sad to hear of Rochele's passing. We know, and have confidence that we will be reunited in Heaven, however, the bottomless hole left in the hearts of you all as family, and we as friends. In the days, weeks, months, and years that pass, may the Holy Spirit comfort you like only He can - with Truth. One day at a time. We are praying for you...

Karen Tichy
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
Dear King Family-

I’m so sorry. Rochele was a bright light in so many people’s lives. I will never forget all the great times we had. Peace be with you.

Karen Tichy

Nancy Schmidt
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Rochele was a very special person. I'm praying that you will feel God's loving arms of comfort around your family.
Nancy Schmidt

Bill and Wanda Corriher
   Posted Mon October 11, 2021
We knew Rochele when she worked with Karen Tichy. She was the best—always kind, cheerful, and she always went the extra mile to help supply our business. We are so sorry for your loss. We counted her as a friend.

James Reedy
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
We are praying for you and the family during this tough time.what a wonderful woman so pleasant and kind to everyone.

Ron and Bonnie McClanahan
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Praying for you and the family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.
May God comfort you and give you peace.

First Baptist church of Edinboro via ( Beth Cesnick )
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
All our love and sympathies. God Bless

Bethany Cesnick
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021

Among the Clouds Basket was sent by First Baptist church of Edinboro.

Thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. From: First Baptist church of Edinboro

Diane McGinnis
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Chris and Family,
Our hearts are heavy for you, and you are in our prayers. May you have God's comfort and strength.
In His Love,
Charlie & Diane McGinnis

Jennifer Harvey Simpson
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for Rochele's family.
She was a former classmate of mine and I remember the days in our business classes.
May the angels lead you in to paradise Rochele.

Connie Younkins
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
I remember Rochelle from school days, her being a close friend of my sister, and a true friend to anyone who wanted to be a friend. She clearly loved the Lord, I'm praying God gives you comfort.

Keri Ann Knupp
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021

Monet's Garden Basket was sent by Your North Ridge Church family.

Ashleigh, you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, your North Rdge Church family

Christine Manke
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Cynthia, We cannot express the sorrow we feel for you, Gary and your family. There are no words that can be said except that we are so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine what losing a child must feel like. We are lifting your family up and asking the Lord to help keep you strong through this tragedy. Chris and Bruce

Dan and Faith Dunmire and Family
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Our deepest condolences for the entire family. We remember Rochele had a heart for children in Awana and was blessed with musical talent. She was a huge help at Grace Christian School. We know she is in Heaven now but our hearts ache for the loss of her here now.

Tammy Carson
   Posted Tue October 12, 2021
Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. I was sincerely devastated when I heard of Rochele's passing. Just a few weeks ago she was showing off her new grandchild. I went to school with Rochele and worked with her for many years at Carsons. She was a kind and caring person who was always willing to help anyone. She will truly be missed but not forgotten.

Effie Atwell
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021
Rochele has always been a wonderful friend and coworker. Even though we didn't get to see each other much I always enjoyed out chats on social media, emails and calls. I have learned a lot from Rochele not only in the office but as a person and a Christian.

My condolences to her family. I know you have suffered a great loss and each of you are in my prayers.

Marsha Kestner
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss Chris. You and the kids have my deepest sympathy

Yvonne (Goldinger) Danaher
   Posted Wed October 13, 2021
Dearest Grafton and King families my deepest heartfelt sorrow with the passing of cousin Rochele, a lovely and gracious sole taken too soon.

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