Updated 04/07/2009 06:09 AM
Roberta King laid to rest
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Hundreds gathered to pay their final respects to the teacher who was in the class where Jiverly Wong carried out his killings. The funeral for Roberta King, 72, was held Monday afternoon at Temple Concord in Binghamton.
Friends say King, known as "Bobbie," was eulogized by her family and friends. King was a long-time substitute teacher and was filling in at the American Civic Association when she was killed.
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"She was just loved. I just have positive, positive childhood memories of her and I just felt I had to be here today," said Ann Friedman.
"A very wonderful, warm woman who would do almost anything for anybody and everybody. She will be a very big loss to the community," said Shepard Bennett.
King was buried at Temple Israel Cemetery following the funeral service.