Ruth King

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WEST LIBERTY – Ruth Marie King, 79, of West Liberty, passed away Aug. 28, 2014 at Green Hills, West Liberty.

She was born in Logan County on Sept. 16, 1934 to the late Mike and Mary (Tilton) Melah. She graduated from West Liberty High School in 1952. On Feb 1, 1953 she married her middle school/high school sweetheart George "Bud" King who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1998. Also preceding her in death was her sister Rosella "Mousey" Buroker.

She is survived by her sister Anna May Jenkins and sisters-in-law Joanna Watt, Toi King and Kay King, children Vicki (Carl) Zahller of West Liberty and their children Caleb (Cassie) Zahller of Columbus and Joshua Zahller of West Liberty; Mike (Shelley) King of West Liberty and their children Heather (Rob) Smorey of Canal Winchester, Holly (Ben) Miller of Bellefontaine and Jason King of Marysville; Kathy (Al) Hyland of West Liberty and their children Emily Hyland and Ben Hyland, both of West Liberty, and a great granddaughter, Brianna Miller of Bellefontaine.

For thirty years Ruthie thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Toddler Sunday School class at West Liberty First Church of God. She loved her students and they adored her.

Ruthie will also be remembered as the perfect grandmother. The gentle, godly woman loved to babysit her grandchildren and to cook for her family. Grandchildren could drop in at her house at any time and be sure her face would light up upon seeing them and homemade cookies would be waiting for them in her inviting kitchen. Her holiday cutout cookies were the family's favorite. She would also try to attend all the grandchildren's school and sport events. She loved her grandkids so much and wanted them to feel that love.

Ruthie also enjoyed reading books and newspapers and watching the Cincinnati Reds and OSU football and basketball.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the West Liberty First Church of God followed by the celebration of life service held at 10:30 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Jason King, Caleb Zahller, Joshua Zahller, Ben Hyland, Rob Smorey, Ben Miller, Al Hyland and Carl Zahller.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S Main St, Bellefontaine OH 43311, and the Logan County , c/o Mary Rutan Foundations, 205 Palmer Ave, Bellefontaine OH 43311.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME in West Liberty.

Condolences can be expressed at

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Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home
101 Zanesfield Road
West Liberty, OH 43357
(937) 465-3940
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Published in Weekly Currents from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2014
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