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Elizabeth A. King, 87, a long time Rush County area resident, passed away September 14, 2017 in Indianapolis. Liz was born March 17, 1930 in Lafayette, IN. to Lowell & Loe (Giles) Henderson. She was a 1948 graduate of Klondike High School in W. Lafayette. She began her Humanitarian studies at Purdue University in W. Lafayette and later obtained her BA in Political Science and Government from Purdue University in 1971. She married Hayden M. King on September 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2014. Liz spent her early life in W. Lafayette and moved to Rush County in 1951 after marrying Hayden.
Liz worked many years for the US Census Bureau, the State Highway Department and later sold advertisement for Farming, a national farm magazine with home county news.
She was an exceptional cook, an avid gardener and Purdue University fan. She was active in the Always Welcome Extension Home Ec Club of Rush County and member of the DAR-Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter (Patriot, Jonathon Munger). She also was a member of the Rush County genealogy society, Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, active 4-H member and always involved with her children and their 4-H projects. She took 1st place in the Homemade Ice Cream Crank-off contest at the Indiana State Fair in 1982. Liz was a descendent of Mayflower passenger Isaac Allerton.
Liz is survived by her children, Sharon (Ron) Baker of W. Lafayette, Brenda (Bruce) Sowers of Fort Wayne and Douglas (Irene) King of Evanston, IL, a brother, Ivan (Pat) Henderson of Rochester, IN., 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, Liz was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Nelson Henderson.
Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Dena Vittorio presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 4-8 PM Friday evening, September 22. Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the Rush County Genealogy Society-PO Box 54, Rushville, IN. 46173.
Published on September 18, 2017
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