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Katherine Marlene King

November 4, 1934 June 11, 2019
Katherine Marlene King
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Obituary for Katherine Marlene King

Katherine Marlene (Resh) King was born November 4, 1934, in Montgomery County, Iowa the daughter of Robert Resh and Flossie (Wheeler) Resh. She grew up attending school, graduating from the Corning High School with the Class of 1953. She was united in marriage to Delbert King in Maryville, Missouri in 1953. Their first son Rick, was born at the Navel Hospital in San Diego, California while Delbert was in the United States Marine Corps. Upon Delbert’s discharge, the family returned to Iowa where Delbert was employed in manufacturing and farming.

Katherine enjoyed being a mother and farmwife. The couple was blessed with two more sons and one daughter, Mick, Tom, and Machelle. She enjoyed tending her flower beds and caring for the various animals the children brought home! Like a skunk, blind fox kit, lame fawn, baby ducks, rabbits, squirrels, opossums and raccoons, and she even gave mouth-to-mouth through a drinking straw to a baby rabbit! Katherine was always putting others before herself, often when she was tired she kept on working. In their retirement years, they enjoyed traveling to Branson, Missouri to see the shows, often taking family members along to make memories. The holidays were always joyful and full of family members and friends stopping by to enjoy Katherine’s hospitality and wonderful food.

Left to cherish Katherine’s memory is her loving husband of 66 years, Delbert King of the Clarinda, Iowa area; her four children Rick King of Clarinda, Iowa; Mick King and wife Dana of Prairie City, Iowa; Tom King and wife Jane of Creston, Iowa; Machelle Mullen and husband Erik of Clarinda, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Kevin, Cody, Chantel, Josh, Avery, Carson, Ross, Sarah, Courtney and Erika; ten great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; a brother, Bob Resh and wife Audrey of Hastings, Iowa; two sisters, Janice Harvey and husband Richard of Prescott, Iowa; and Peggy Dehart of Red Oak, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Katherine in death are her parents, Robert and Flossie Resh and a sister, Karen.

We will cherish the memories of our mother and her kind nurturing spirit.
May she be at peace in God’s loving care.


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Visitation

Friday

14

Jun

12:00 PM 6/14/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 6/14/2019 1:30:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Graveside

Friday

14

Jun

2:00 PM 6/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Guss Cemetery
Guss Cemetery
United States

Memorial Contribution

Southwest Iowa Humane Society

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