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King sisters honor Matriarch with donation to Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation

king donationThe Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation received a $1,500 donation from Nancy, Bonny, Donna and Jackie King on behalf of their mother Catherine King and the Catherine D. King and Edwin Reese King Fund under the Delaware Community Foundation.
“This is all about her. This is how she wanted it,” said Donna King.
Catherine King grew up in Stockley, Delaware and married Edwin Reese King in 1942. After buying their farm in 1949, they joined Federal Crop Insurance out of Washington, D.C. when Reese learned of an opportunity with them. He and Catherine decided to open King Crop Insurance in Sussex County in 1967 that started in an office at their farm in Laurel. She worked tirelessly to improve crop insurance programs for farmers. Catherine retired in 2003 after 36 years in the crop insurance company but maintained part ownership of the company until she passed in October 2015. She was also active in many organizations including the Delaware Farm Bureau.
“King Crop Insurance started in 1967 with a strong belief in the future of crop insurance and continues to believe in the value of the program as it serves neighbors and the network of farmers on Delmarva,” according to their website.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Catherine D. King and Edwin Reese King Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation at 36 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Annual donations will continue to be made to her favorite charities, including various youth related organizations in Sussex County and the Delaware Farm Bureau.
The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that started in 2013 and aims to build awareness, understanding and positive public perception about Delaware’s farm operations and fresh local food.

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