Von Ell  L. King


MT. PLEASANT-- Von Ell Larson King, beloved matriarch of the Karouni, Mestas and King familes, passed away June 15, 2018, after several months of declining health.

Von Ell was born Jan. 6, 1931, to Levon and Elnora Larson in Manti, UT.

She lived with her parents and brother, Glendon Larson, in Mt. Pleasant until she completed her education.

She graduated from North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant and received a degree in business from Snow College in Ephraim.

Von Ell was a top student and active participant in school and community activities.

She had a long and successful career in the real estate lending and construction industries. During this time, she raised her four children as sole provider.

In early retirement, Von Ell cared for her ailing mother, spending summers in Mt. Pleasant. After her mother passed, she became a full time resident of Mt. Pleasant with her daughter, Kim Karouni.

Von Ell and Kim traveled the world extensively for the next few years. When Kim became ill, Von Ell cared for her until she passed away.

Von Ell was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Fifth LDS Ward, where she regularly attended services until her health intervened.

She is survived by her children, Kevin King, Jennifer Mestas, Garry King as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 19 in the Mt. Pleasant Fifth LDS Ward, followed by burial in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.

Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com.