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OBITUARY - HARRY K. (H. K.) LORIMOR

Harry K. LORIMOR was born at home north of Mount Ayr, Iowa on April 16, 1930 to Harold and Ruth (ROGERS) LORIMOR.

H. K., as he was known to family and friends, grew up north of Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr high school. He attended college and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951. He served his country until his discharge in 1953.

H. K. was united in marriage to Shirley M. LEWIS on May 17, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The family lived on the farm until moving to Creston, Iowa in 1978.

H. K. really enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He attended auctions whenever he could and liked finding a good deal. He was a member of the Creston Presbyterian Church, Ringgold County Cattleman Association and the Ringgold County Farm Bureau.

H. K. went to live at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr in 1996. He loved the visits by his children and grandchildren.

He passed away on March 30, 2001 at Clearview Home.

H. K. was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Shirley on December 21, 1996; a daughter Melinda Sue LORIMOR; and a sister Mary Louise HILL.

Left to mourn his passing are his children, Robert LORIMOR of Bangkok, Thailand, Ruth McGEE and her husband Bruce of Ankeny, Iowa, and Steven LORIMOR and his wife Jeanette of St. Joseph, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amy McGEE, David McGEE and Nicholas LORIMOR; one sister Vivian RIGG and her husband Ralph of Dayton, Ohio; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend Peter BRANTNER officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT, Mary TRULLINGER and Margaret BICKERS. Casket bearers were Robert LORIMOR, Bruce McGEE, James McCREARY, Steven LORIMOR, Greg SPRINGER and Ed McCREARY.

Military rites were given by Ringgold Post #172 American Legion.

H. K. was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

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