Ada L. King, age 100, Brighton, MI of South Lyon, MI, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Ashley Court of Brighton. Born November 25, 1916 in Portage, WI, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Wilhelmine M. (Krueger) Rutz. Ada grew up in Kalamazoo, MI. On August 4, 1941, she married Franklin S. King in Kansas City, MO. At the time, Franklin was in the Army and stationed at Ft. Riley. After Franklin's discharge in 1945, they returned to Kalamazoo, where they lived for many years and raised a family. In 2000, they moved to Novi, MI, to be nearer to daughter, Judy. Ada moved to South Lyon in 2001. Ada graduated from Kalamazoo College with a BA in Education, and she was president of the Kappa Pi Literary Society. After graduation, she worked as a service representative at Michigan Bell Telephone Company, taught high school English and civics/history, and held several other jobs as Franklin was moved from one location to another during the war. She eventually became a full-time homemaker, but remained active in the community, including a stint as president of the local school board. Ada traveled the world with husband, Franklin, and her siblings, and she enjoyed flower gardening, playing duplicate bridge, family games, reading, collecting stamps and buttonhooks, and cooking. Most of all, she enjoyed activities with her family. Ada is survived by daughter Judith Biber, of South Lyon, MI; and son, Stephen (Susan) King, of Bloomington, IN; and grandchildren, Jason (Diane) Biber, Sara Savedes, Darren (Caroline) King, and Keely King; her great-grandchildren are Anna and Emily Savedes, Jacob and Joshua Biber, Alexander and Naomi King, and Xena King. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin, and her three siblings. Ada will be buried at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. A celebration of Ada's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers or contributions to a specific charity, any contributions may be made in Ada's name to the charity of your choice.