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Velma King-Lorenz

Velma King Lorenz was born March 1, 1922 to Sylvia Brown Kennedy and Reed Kennedy in Ringgold County, Iowa. She departed this life at Clearview Home in Clearfield, Iowa on July 25, 2016.

Velma grew up and attended schools in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Russell King on January 16, 1941 in Creston, Iowa. To this union was born two sons; Kenneth and Alan. Velma was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed life with family and friends.

The family lived on a farm near Mount Ayr and they also ran a milk route to Bethany, Missouri. She was also employed at Places and Pamida stores.

Velma was baptized into Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston, Iowa, where she was also a member. Russell departed this life in November, 1992. Velma later married Gerald Lorenz.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents Reed and Sylvia Kennedy; daughter-in-law Jolene King; parents-in-law Roy and Opal King; brother Dennis Kennedy and wife Gwen; brothers-in-law Lyle Hogue, Glen King and Mary, Dennis King and Pat, John King and Marge.

She is survived by her husband Jerry; sons Kenneth King and wife Jane and Alan King; grandchildren Jeffrey King, Justin King and Lisa, Trisha Warner and Sonny; great grandchild Nevaeh; step-daughter Debbie Ribando and John; step-grandchildren John and Michael Ribando; sister Irene Hogue; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials are to the Lutheran Women's Mission League.

  • Visitation With Family Present

    July 29, 2016
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 29, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Friday July 29 2016

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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Velma was a wonderful lady. Clearview Home was a brighter place with her in it! She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Nicole Seberger - Clearfield, IA - Friend   July 27, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM