Obituary of Violet Marguerite Ring
Violet Marguerite (Sprouls) Ring died Tuesday November 19, 2019 in Iola, KS with her family by her side as she had lived her life; with grace and dignity. She was revered by her family and admired by her friends. Violet was born December 3, 1925 in rural Oakton, MO to Bert Andrew and Nellie Belle (Hininger) Sprouls. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1943.
Violet worked at Lamar, MO Ration Board during WWII until her marriage to Vernon Ring in 1944. After raising her children, she was a Housekeeping Supervisor at the Lamar Hospital retiring after 20 years. She was married for 62 years. Upon Vernon’s death; Violet moved to Iola, KS to be near her daughter.
Violet is survived by her son Gary Ring and wife Judy, Granby, MO; son Tim Ring and wife Marsha, rural Liberal, MO; daughter Joy Ring Westervelt, Iola, KS; 10 grandchildren; Mindy, Tracy, J.C., Tod, Corey, Lori, Heather, Rauchel, Kelly, and Vernon Lee; 24 great grandchildren; Chantel, Josh, Britney, Hope, Faith, Asher, Sheldon, Braden, Noah, Jacob, Wyatt, Griffin, Jolee, Tristan, Lesleigh, Alexia, Anya, Ashlyn, Jace, Lauren, Lilly, Caleb, Seth, and Arianna, 1 great-great grandchildren; Trinity, a sister; Shirley Cook, St Louis, MO, a sister in law; Laverne Sprouls, Pittsburg, KS and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Vernon, brother; Marion Sprouls, and sister; Vera Caruthers.
A visitation will be held Friday November 22, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bible Fellowship Church, Iola, KS. A funeral service will be held at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar, MO on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 11 am followed by interment at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, MO.