Mount Ayr Record-NewsOBITUARY ~ EDWIN WENDELL KING
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 10, 2013
July 04, 1920 ~ August 16, 2013
Edwin Wendell KING was born July 4, 1920 to Ray L. and Lois (REMINGTON) KING in Hopkins, Missouri, and departed this life
August 16, 2013 at Mount Ayr Health Care in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He attended school in Hopkins, Missouri and graduated
in 1938. He joined the United States Army in 1943 and was in the 150th Battalion, 34th Squadron, stationed in the
Philippines and New Guinea. When he returned from service in 1946, he returned to farming with his parents. Edwin was of
the Christian faith, a member of the Blockton American Legion, Clearfield Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.
preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine; brother-in-law, Orlin FLOREA: nephews, Larry and Wayne FLOREA, and
niece Lois Janell FLOREA.
Edwin Wendell KING and Luretta "Lorraine" CAVIN were united in marriage October 12, 1946 in
Atchison, Kansas. They had over 66 years together. To this union two sons were born. They are survived by their sons,
Phillip and wife Merna of Bedford, Iowa, and Daniel and wife Esther of Redding, Iowa; grandchildren, Elicia (David) ROPLE
and Heather KING of Des Moines, Iowa, Sydney KING of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Christopher (Megan) KING of Corning, Iowa and
Lacey and Jennifer KING of Redding, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Catherine ROPLE; step-grandchildren, Cynthia and
Charles; sister, Margaret FLOREA of Hopkins, Missouri; nieces; nephews, and many friends.
Memorial services for Edwin and
Lorraine will be Saturday, October 12, 2013, (their 67th wedding anniversary) at 2 p.m. at the Blockton Christian Church in
Blockton. They will be inurned together at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton.
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