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Lucretia King

May 11, 1931 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 89)

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Breakabeen - Lucretia (Kitty) Alice Gates King died peacefully at home on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Kitty was born at home in Breakabeen on May 11, 1931 to Mildred (Boughton) Vroman and William Gates, Sr.

Kitty loved to read, tend her flower gardens, bird feeders, fishing, and processing food from her huge vegetable garden. She was noted for her sugar cookies, molasses cookies and the love she put into both. Children and adults would come from miles at Halloween to get her bright orange Jack-o-lantern sugar cookies. At Christmas she was noted for her green Christmas trees and decorated Santa Claus cookies complete with black boots.  Devoted to her family, Kitty was a full-time stay at home mom, caring for her son Dean.  She was also devoted to her faith and attended the Breakabeen-North Blenheim Presbyterian Church.

Kitty married Clinton (Toby) King on July 17, 1948 until he predeceased her in 2009. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Jennie May in 1951, son Clinton “Stub” King in 2005, granddaughter, Donna Fisher in 2013, a beloved daughter-in-law Theresa King in 2013, son-in-law Joseph Maxwell in 2020 and a step-great-granddaughter Pheonix Mattice in 2012, sister Helen Truesdell and a brother, William Gates Jr.

Loving her forever are her sons: Dean King of Breakabeen, Moses King, Sr (Bonnie) of Rural Grove, Christopher King of Jefferson; daughters: Emma Maxwell of Breakabeen, and Alice (Sam) Ostrowski of Breakabeen; 16 Grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; sister: Marion Kern of Chatham; brother: B. Judson (Nancy) Gates of Watsonville and numerous nieces and nephews.

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SERVICE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER* All are invited to a visitation with the family from 11:00-12:00AM on SATURDAY, December 19, 2020 at the Breakabeen Presbyterian Church, Clauverwie. Facial coverings and distancing will be respected by all attending. Services will be held privately.  Spring interment will take place in Breakabeen cemetery. 

Kitty always said to bring her flowers while she lived, not when she died and honor of her, the family asks that in lieu of flowers for the service, please send flowers to a friend or loved and bring warmth and love to their life.  Memorial donations are kindly requested to go to the P. Keith Nelson Breakabeen Food Pantry, 129 Clauverwie, Middleburgh, NY 12122

Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Kitty and her family

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December 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Breakabeen Presbyterian Church
Clauverwie Road
Breakabeen, NY 12122

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