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Clarissa King

June 19, 1922 — December 11, 2021

Clarissa King, age 99, passed away peacefully at Northcrest Living Center December 11, 2021.

She was born June 19, 1922, to George "C.X." and Irene (Arnold) Smith in McEwen, TN.

Clarissa was always active with her husband in patriotic groups. Verlow was the 7th District Commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and Clarissa was the Commander of the 7th District Axillary. They traveled throughout southwest Iowa working with other veterans on issues affecting them. They were both regular visitors of patients at the Veteran's Hospital in Omaha. In order to honor the unsung heroes of the Vietnam War, she worked closely with the VA to acquire the names of soldiers to be placed on the Pottawattamie County Memorial in Baylis Park.

She worked diligently on genealogy and was so proud when her family lineage was proven as a patriot of the American Revolution.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Verlow King; son, Ronnie King; infant daughters, Linda King and Joyce W. King; grandson, John Ryan Nipper; siblings, Robert Smith, Juanita Tucker, Francelia Honnaker, Itasca Hendrix, and Clarke Smith.

Clarissa is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Charles) Nipper and Janice (Gary) Ehrens; grandchildren Joyce Murphy, John Ehrens, Belinda Thomas, and James Ryan; great grandchildren Alexa and Alayna Murphy, Madison and Garrett Ehrens, Wyatt and Sandra Thomas, and Julie, William, and Phillip Nipper; a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Friday, December 17, 2021. Memorials are suggested to the Daughters of the American Revolution Council Bluffs Chapter.

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Visitation

Thursday, December 16, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 17, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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