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Isabella G. King

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Rev. Isabella G. King 1907 - 2009 NORTH ADAMS The Rev. Isabella G. King, 101, of 85 Eagle St. died Saturday, Jan.10, 2009, at Williamstown Commons. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 13, 1907, a daughter of John and Isabella Davis Greer, she was educated in Glasgow schools and graduated from the Bible Training Institute there. Trained in missionary work, she came to the United States in 1930 and served with the Grace and Hope Missions of Baltimore, Md. She was ordained by their Presbytery in May 1934, and supervised missionary work in the downtown sections of cities such as New York's Hells Kitchen; Philadelphia's Chinatown; Boston's South End; and Norfolk, Va., prisons. After coming to the Berkshires, she worked at Rudnick's Dry Cleaners and Mount Hope Farm's business office. She also worked in the Williams College Library for nine years. Rev. King was the pastor of the Pownal Center Community Church for 11 years; Blackinton Union Church for six years; and was interim pastor of the Readsboro Baptist Church and the Stamford Community Church, along with Baptist churches in Adams, Mass., and in Wilmington and Whitingham, Vt. From 1948 until 1984, she joined the morning Devotions and Meditations Program on the local radio station. Rev. King was a member of the Women's Guild of the Blackinton Union Church and the Stamford Community Church. She was a member of the Daughters of Scotia. Her husband, Arthur W. King, is deceased. She leaves a son, David E. King of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Rae G. Bronson of Bennington, Vt.; three grandchildren, Walter Clark of Bennington, Terri McCluskey of Orangeburg, N.Y., and Greer Gallant of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; seven great -grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; her best friend, Dorothy Wilson of North Adams, and nieces and nephews in Canada, South Africa, and Scotland. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for the Rev. Isabella King will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Blackinton Union Church. Burial will be in the spring in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal, Vt. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Mass., will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to Blackinton Union Church; Stamford Community Church; or Grace&Hope Missions in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 12, 2009
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