Violet  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 (MO) High School in 1943.
Violet worked at Lamar Ration Board during World War II 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 to be near her daughter.
Violet is survived by her son, Gary Ring and wife, Judy, Granby, MO, son, Tim Ring, rural Liberal, MO; daughter, Joy Ring Westervelt, Iola; 10 grandchildren, Mindy, Tracy, J.C., Tod, Corey, Lori, Heather, Rauchel, Kelly, and Vernon Lee; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; 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, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, Iola. A funeral service will be held at Konantz Warden Funeral Home, in Lamar, on Saturday, November 23, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, MO.
Published on November 21, 2019


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Kimbra Brunk
Nov 25, 2019
I'm sorry I just now saw this. I would have come to Lamar for services. Violet was a good friend to both my Grandma Alene Runnels and Josie Kirby.
I'm thankful for having the opportunity to visit with Violet and Joy a year or two ago, in Ft Scott at the Eye Drs office. What a coincidence that we were both there!
We all had good memories of the days of living near Runnelsville and all the good neighbors we enjoyed.
May you all be comforted by the knowledge that Violet loved the Lord and we'll all have a great reunion some day!
Sincerely, Kimbra Kirby Brunk