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Iva Jean Barnes King


Iva Jean Barnes King, 88, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Walker, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Lexington Estates, Independence. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Walker United Methodist Church, Walker. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the church with burial immediately to follow at Walker Cemetery. Pastor Annette K. Ruhs Kruse will officiate.
Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, Iowa.
Iva was born Feb. 17, 1930, the daughter of William "Ed" and Florence (Harris) Barnes. She graduated from Clermont High School. Iva married Franklin William King on July 24, 1954, in Cedar Rapids and they spent 62 wonderful years together until he passed away in March 2017. Iva worked as a waitress and a cook at the 150 Truck Stop. She was a member of Walker United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to crochet, play cards, go fishing and win at bingo, but she loved the moments she shared with her family the most.
Iva is survived by her children, Susan (Kevin) Skolos of Kaukauna, Wis.; Thomas (Rose) King of Quasqueton, Iowa, and Wayne King of Lamont, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, John Barnes of Marshalltown, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin; infant daughter, Mary Jane King; and sister, Gladys Gilchrist.
Please share a memory of Iva at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.