Jane Elizabeth Patterson King died April 21, 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born in Dover Township near Eolia, Missouri on July 30, 1895, she was the daughter of Charles Porter and Marcelina McCulloch Patterson. Jane Patterson married Willford Isbell King in 1919 and they lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Flushing and Douglaston, New York. They had two children, Hugh Patterson and Floralie Jane King. After Dr. King's death, Jane moved to be near her daughter. With Jane's sunny outlook, she made new friends at the Retirement Inn at Cottonwood Creek and at the Highland Cove Hotel. Her last two months were in the loving care of Terry Fox.Jane was one of seven children. She had a happy childhood on a Missouri farm granted to her father for his services in the Revolutionary War. She gained her teacher's certificate at Peabody College, Tennessee and subsequently taught in Saskatchewan, Canada and Clearwater, Florida. In World War I, she was employed at the U.S. War Insurance Dept. in Washington, D.C.
Her life was filled with her family and her causes. She was a lifelong supporter of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. she served as Regent of DAR's Matinecook-Rufus King Chapter, and held many offices in the Good Citizenship League of Flushing, New York. She was active in the Faculty Woman's Club of New York University where Dr. King was prominent in teaching statistics and economics. Jane loved all aspects of nature and shared this as a Girl Scout Leader. She was interested in world affairs until the day before her death.
She saw her first electric lights and tasted her first ice cream cone at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, and came to see almost routine space flights. She will live on in the hearts and minds of friends and family.
She is survived by her son, Hugh King and Carol of Dallas, Penn.; their sons, Adrian and Randall King; Jane's daughter, Floralie Millsaps and Frank; and their children Susanne Millsaps and Frank Jarvis; Linda Pullan and Steve; and John Millsaps and Lynda.
There will be no formal services.
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