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Jeanne Marian King

Jeanne Marian King, formerly of Gainesville, Fl passed away on May 13, 2016 in Tampa, Fl after a short illness. She was 93 years of age. Jeanne was born and raised in Richmond, Indiana. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Earlham College also located in Richmond, Indiana. It was there that she met and later married her husband of 55 years, Fred King. They settled in Gainesville, Fl in the 1950’s and had two daughters. Jeanne worked as a Social Worker for Alachua County and then took a job with HRS Children and Families until she retired in 1987. Jeanne had many interests and hobbies. She loved going to the Gator football games, playing bridge with her friends, being a member and choir singer at the University United Methodist church, and babysitting and celebrating milestones of her three grandchildren. She belonged to several community organizations such as AAUW, the Women’s Club and as a volunteer for the Guardian ad Litem program. Jeanne is pre-deceased by her husband Fred King, her brother the Reverend Marshall J. Taylor; her sister Helen Smith and her daughter Paula Siragusa. She is survived by her daughter Linda Killebrew of Tampa, Fl; and three beloved grandchildren: Alex Siragusa of Ormond Beach, Fl, Elise Siragusa Taing of Denver, Co; and Kevin Siragusa also of Denver, Co. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held in the chapel at Milam Funeral Home, 311 South Main Street, Gainesville, Fl on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Her ashes will be placed beside her husband Fred King at Forest Meadows.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!

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