Rita J. (Ruffing) King, age 84, of Powell, OH passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She was born to the late Arthur and Helen Ruffing in Columbus, Ohio.
She was a long-time member of St. James the Less Catholic Church. Rita was a 1946 graduate of South High School. She worked for the Farm Bureau before becoming a mother and raising her family.
Rita was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Eugene D. "Huey" King; infant daughter, Dawna Lynn; sister, Marion Hart.
Rita is survived by daughter, Diana (Joseph) Taxter; son, Steven (Joyce) King; cherished granddaughters, Alysha and Lauren Taxter; her sister, Marilyn Hall; many nieces, nephews; very special friends, Melat, Weyne, Hanna and Yared.
Funeral service at Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road. A private burial at St. Joseph Cemetery.