Ruth King

Ruth Elaine Starks King, age 75, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, October 22, 2015, at her home.

Born October 20, 1940, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Boblett Starks.

Ruth was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene King; two great-grandchildren; and a niece.

She is survived by her daughter, Miriam Ketchum, and husband, Rob, of Marlinton; sisters, Elizabeth Dalton, of Ohio, and Nancy Young, and husband, Allen, of Natural Bridge, Virginia; a brother, Edgar Starks, and wife, Doris, of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Michael King and Jason Barrett, and wife, Brea; a great-granddaughter, Phoenix Barrett; a sister-in-law, Shirley Scott; close friends, Donna, Mary, Jim and Sarah; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was October 25 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church with Jeff Banton and Kenneth McLaughlin officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pocahontas County, 410 Second Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954.

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