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Ruby King

Ruby L. King, 87, of Correctionville, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Rev. Marv D. Siems officiating.  Burial was at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.

The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Ruby was born on February 10, 1930 to Henry & Cassie (Adamson) Todd in Correctionville, Iowa.  She was united in marriage to Everett “Cappy” King on June 15, 1951. To this union, six children were born.  The couple was blessed to be married for 63 years.

Ruby was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville.  She worked at Copeland Park, for Beall and. Buckley and the Colonial Nursing Home.

Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her grandchildren’s events, and cooking for her family and friends, including communion bread for the church for many years.  She also enjoyed gardening and watering her flowers, bird watching, and listening to her scanner.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Fritz) Wigand of Correctionville; Lynn “Bim” (Marie) King of Correctionville; Lori King of Correctionville; Lynette (Bryan) Shever of Cushing, Iowa; Lisa (Mike) Sorensen of Battle Creek, Iowa; and Lorna (Tom) Brockmann of Hoskins, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard and Wilbur; and a sister Pearl Riordan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett “Cappy” King; grandsons Aaron Shever and Justin King; brothers Fred, Lloyd, Henry, Loren and John; and sisters Hanna Sands and Florence Evans and baby Wilma.

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