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Ruth M. (Nielsen) King

April 13, 1937 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 83)


Ruth M. King, age 83 of Salem, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in  the Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 13, 1937 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Thornwold and Frances Amanda (Scott) Nielsen.

She was a retired LPN and had worked at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and Owosso Memorial Hospital in Michigan.

She was a member of the Salem Wesleyan Church and was a commissioned special worker in children ministries, the Barbados Wesleyan Ministries and taught at the Caribbean Weslyean College in Barbados and Jordan College in Cedar Springs, Michigan.

Ruth had been a resident of Washington County since 1983, formerly of Kokomo, Indiana.  She graduated from Rockford Michigan High School, attended the Grand Rapids Junior College and received a Bachelor's in Science and Religion from Owosso College.

On June 19, 1965 she married  Ronald E. King, who survives.

Also surviving are:  Daughter: Esther Ruth King of Salem and 2 Brothers: Francis Nielsen and Roger Nielsen, both of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be scheduled at a later date.   Arrangements by Dawalt Funeral Home

Memorial Contributions to:
Salem Wesleyan Church
607 North College Avenue
Salem, Indiana  47167
or to:
Washington County Baptist Tabernacle
705 N Rush Creek Road
Salem, Indiana  47167

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