Mary “Ruth” Atherton King, age 93 of Aberdeen, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 with the grace and mercy of the angels in uniforms at the Hospice Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, a former employee of Browning Manufacturing in Maysville, Kentucky, a devout member of the Ripley First Presbyterian Church and a 1938 graduate of Maysville High School. Mrs. King was born November 30 1919 in Orangeburg, Kentucky the daughter of the late Frank and Goldie (Grimes) Atherton. She was also preceded in death by her husband of forty six years, Robert Martin “Bob” King in 1995; three brothers – a twin Russell, who died in infancy, Milton “Eugene” Atherton and Emerson “Buster” Atherton; one sister – Kathryn Fishter.
Mrs. King is survived by one daughter – Kristi (Gary) Truitt of Georgetown, Ohio; one son Robert “Kelly” King of Aberdeen, her devoted caregiver for the last five years; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother Kenneth Atherton of Owenton, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Wayne Reveal will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Maysville-Mason Co. Cemetery in Maysville, Kentucky.
If desired memorial donations may be made to: The Aberdeen Life Squad, the Ripley Life Squad P.O. Box 174 Ripley, Ohio 45167 or to the Hospice Care Center at Kenton Pointe, 1435 Kenton Pointe Way Maysville, KY. 41056.
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