Graveside services in the Atlanta Cemetery will be
Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta is
in charge of arrangements.
During the Depression, she worked for Shell
Petroleum Divisional Office and later the nascent
State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington, where
in 1935 she originated the design of three
interlocking ovals still present in the modern
She was born April 11, 1911, the eldest daughter
of Fred and Etta Aston Satterfield of Atlanta. She
met her future husband, Joseph T. King, in grade
school. They were married Sept. 11, 1935, and
remained happily wed for 57 years until his death in
Family members are four children, Jean L. Polley
of Mendota, Joseph S. King of Bakersfield, Calif.,
John F. King of Houston, Texas, and Christofer J.
King of Jacksonville, Fla.; her younger sister, Mary
L. Higgason of Houston, Texas; 11 eleven
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. King was active in numerous civic and
philanthropic associations throughout her productive
years in the communities where she lived as her
husband advanced his Illinois banking career: El
Paso, Atlanta, Knoxville and Robinson. She was also
a lifelong, proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
She graduated from Atlanta Community High School in
1929 and attended Florida State University in
She was a supporting and loving wife, terrific
mother, loyal friend, and enthusiastic traveler who
will be sorely missed. "We love you, Mom."
The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorials be made to the Atlanta Public Library or
the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum.
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