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Lenore King

Mable Lenore King, daughter of Frank & Mable (Severens) Zollman, was born May 7, 1919 at New Virginia, Iowa. Lenore's family lived in Blockton, Iowa during her early childhood and after spending a few years in Henry, Nebraska the family returned to Blockton where she graduated from Blockton High School in 1937.

Lenore was united in marriage to Everett D. King on August 25, 1938 in Maryville, Missouri and remained a devoted wife for nearly 75 years. They made their home in Blockton where they lovingly raised three daughters. Lenore worked in the lunchroom at the Blockton Elementary School and will be remembered as a wonderful cook both in the lunchroom and at home. Lenore was a member of the Blockton Christian Church.

Lenore was raised a farm girl and a love for the outdoors was consistent throughout her life. She was an accomplished gardener whose yard in Blockton was filled with flowers, trees and vegetables of all varieties. Vacations were routinely planned to enjoy the outdoors and centered around lakes, mountains, or oceans. Lenore & Everett loved to go on fishing trips to Canada and Minnesota. Lenore learned to water ski when she was in her 50s. The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri became a place of fun and family reunions for them where waterskiing was a regular activity. Over the years she and Everett enjoyed winter trips to Arizona, Texas, Florida and California that included hikes in the mountains or ample time for walks on the beach.

Lenore was an accomplished artist. Landscapes of Iowa and places visited on her travels were a favorite subject. Many of her paintings, some in the form of murals and signs, are still visible in the Blockton community.
Lenore & Everett moved to Dallas Center, Iowa to be near family in 2008 but remained devoted to the Blockton community. Lenore passed away peacefully at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center on January 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings; Mildred Howell, Clifford Zollman, Bert Zollman, Ora Bell, and Bill Zollman.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband Everett of Dallas Center, Iowa; daughters Linda (Harry) Heiden of Punta Gorda, Florida, Lynette (Stan) Amrine of Dallas Center, Iowa, and LaVonne Nelson of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Sherry (John) Jacobs of Earlham, Iowa, Sandy (Mark) Perez of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Rachel Amrine of Des Moines, Iowa, Robin (Jake) Ludington of Santa Cruz, California, and Jennifer (Patrick Luber) Nelson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; great grandchildren Cody Hills, Dalton Hills, Wyatt Hawbaker, and Geneva Ludington; sister-in-law Mary Lou Zollman of Perry, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established to the Blockton Community Betterment and the Blockton Ambulance.

  • Visitation With Family Present

    January 10, 2013
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    January 10, 2013
    11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Thursday January 10 2013

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Blockton, IA

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So sorry to hear of Lenore''s death. My condolences to the family. Linda was a classmate of mine. And we were back yard neighbors for 6 years. Many good memories with Linda and of Blockton. Sorry I am unable to attend the services.

Posted by Carole Cole Robb - Pittsburg, KS   January 10, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I will always remember Lenore as a beautiful friendly person. It was always good to see Everett & Lenore at the bank and visit with them.

Our deepest sympathy to LaVonne and Jennifer. We treasure the happy times we spent with you.

Theron & Marilyn

Posted by Marilyn Johnson - Delphos, IA - Friend   January 08, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Lenore''s passing. It is tough to lose a mother, but just remember the good times you have had with her.

Posted by Kate Sheets    January 08, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM