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Ronald G. King

March 2, 2019

Ronald Gene King – age 77, of Ellis, Kansas died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born January 10, 1942, in Hays, Kansas to Clarence and Edna (Armbruster) King. He married Marilyn L. Schoenberger on November 30, 1963, in Ellis, Kansas. She preceded him in death on December 6, 2010. 

Ronald was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He also worked as an automotive mechanic, custom harvester, and builder. He enjoyed racing, hunting, and fishing.

Ronald is survived by a daughter, Brenda Waring and husband Steve of Hays; a son, Rodney King and wife Colleen of Ellis; sister, Roxanne Trimbath of Hemmet, California; four grandchildren, Zach and Rhian Patterson of Hays, Robbie King, Kaylee Kingsley and husband Brandon as well as a great-grandson Brenton Kingsley all of Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Paul Trimbath.

A celebration of Ron’s life will start at 7 PM Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Hays VFW 2106 vine street with dinner at 7:30.

Memorials are suggested to the family and will be designated at a later date. Please make any donations in Ron's memory payable to Rodney King. Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

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