Florence M. King

Born: Thu., Aug. 8, 1929
Died: Tue., Mar. 1, 2011

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Mrs. Florence M. King, age 105, of Robinson, Illinois, died Tuesday March 1, 2011 at the Skilled Care Unit, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois, following several weeks of ill health.

She was born September 16, 1905 in Trimble, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Clara B. (McCrory) Hathaway. On August 8, 1929 she married Floyd R. King, and he preceded her in death on February 12, 1988.

Mrs. King was a retired elementary school teacher where she taught nine years in rural country schools, and fourteen years at Lincoln Elementary School, Robinson, Illinois. She graduated Hutsonville High School in 1924 and later received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. She was a member of Oak Grove Federated Church, rural Palestine, Illinois; member of AAUW, the Retired Teachers Association; various Bridge Clubs; the Tuesday Literary Club; Robinson Woman's Club, was a Sunday School Teacher and a Bible School Teacher. Florence was a volunteer with the Crawford Memorial Auxiliary for 20 years.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Monte Groothuis, Altamont, Illinois; grandson, Neal Groothuis, New York, New York; sisters, Mrs. Zylpha Rains, Robinson, Illinois, Ms. Mary Cromwell, Terre Haute, Indiana, Mrs. Ruth Conn, Villa Grove, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd R. King; a daughter, Nita Groothuis; a sister, Vera Layton; brothers, Harry Hathaway and Winfield Hathaway.

Visitation will be Saturday March 5, 2011 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois, with the funeral service at 11:00 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Florence M. King c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC.

Mike and Rosanne Ward (Glenn)
Such a great Trimble neighbor, and what a wonderful, long life! Love and prayers to the family who remain!


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