Viola Estella King
Viola Estella King, 78, Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the New London Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, July 15, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at the First Baptist Church with H. Wayne Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials have been established for HCI Care Services or New London Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born Oct. 5, 1935, in Moravia, she was the daughter of Fredrick W. and Ruth Crawley Hammond. She graduated in 1953 from Moravia High School. On May 16, 1954, she married Edward M. King. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1986.
Upon graduation from Moravia High School, she moved to Des Moines where she worked for the Iowa Life Insurance Company. After her marriage, she moved to Mt. Pleasant and worked for the Hall-Weir Lumber Yard, Dr. Robert Lofgren, Wilson Insurance, Henry County Mutual Insurance Company and Southeast Iowa Production Credit Association.
A member of First Baptist Church, she served as treasurer, finance chairman, as a Trustee and on many other committees. She enjoyed her bridge club and attending her class reunions.
She enjoyed fishing and reading. She also enjoyed traveling with antique car tours. She was a past president of the Nature Club.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a brother, Max Hammond.