Obituary – Ruth Harris (Harris) King


Ruth Harris (Harris) King

March 8, 1917 – March 16, 2016
Age: 99
Residence: Bolivar, MO
Formerly of: Flemington, MO

Ruth Harris King passed away on March 16, 2016. At her passing she was 99 years old. Ruth was the daughter of Ed Harris and Elizabeth Emberton Harris, born on March 8, 1917.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Selby King, her brothers; Merrill and Kenny Harris, and her sister; Norine Harris Martin. She is survived by her family, Elizabeth (Lib) and Larry Turner, her grandchildren, Mike Lorimor, Katie and Joe Brown, Jen and Jerremy NeSmith, Ashley and Matt Lasiter, and great grandchildren; Lyricke, Lauryn, Bailee, Joe, Keaton, Kaedynce, Turner, Isabelle and Abigail, and Jadan. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nephews.

Ruth was an educator, earning her teaching certificate at Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, MO. She served Preston, Wheatland, Hermitage and Weaubleau school districts, teaching high school English, French and Commerce.

She was very proud of her memberships in both The Order of the Eastern Star (a life member) and the Delta Cappa Gamma, Mo Alpha Tau sorority.

As a retired English teacher, she has requested that instead of flowers, a donation be made to a library of choice.

Her Celebration of life is under the direction of Pitts Chapel, Bolivar, MO.  The service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with a visitation one hour prior to the service, at 10:00 AM, in Pitts Chapel. Family and friends may leave condolences at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Her family wishes to thank all of the caregivers of CMHCF, and CMH Hospice for the care, concern, and attention given to our mother and to our family.

 

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Visitation InformationLocation: Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Date/Time: 10:00 AM 3/19
Address:
316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO
Phone: (417) 326-5211
Service InformationLocation: Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Date/Time: 11:00 AM 3/19
Address:
316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO
Phone: (417) 326-5211