Kathryn Hartman King

August 30, 1932March 24, 2019

Kathryn “Kate” Hartman King, 86, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on March 24, 2019. Kathryn was born in Clinton, Indiana on August 30, 1932. Kathryn was married to William “Bill” Ray King, Jr. on August 30, 1950 and together they had two sons, Joseph and William.

Kathryn graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1950, where her father, Jacob, was the principal. Kathryn worked in an accountant’s office for many years and assisted friends and family with tax matters. Kathryn enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her two sons, as well as traveling and art. Kathryn was a talented artist, weaver, seamstress, and was very active in the Manasota Weavers Guild.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Jacob Hartman; son, Joseph King; and brother, Larry Hartman. Kathryn is survived by her spouse, William “Bill” Ray King, Jr.; son, William Ray King, III; brother, Jerry (Linda) Hartman; nephews, Garry Hartman and Eric Hartman; niece, Cara Hartman McCoy; and other family and friends.

A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Manasota Weavers Guild, 5423 America Dr., Sarasota, FL 34231. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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Kelly (Williams) Brown

April 10, 2019

Although I didn't know Kathryn very well, I do know that my mom, Melva, loved and admired her very much. She and her sister Eleanor always spoke very highly of their "cousin Kathryn." My times around her were usually at reunions, celebrations or funerals through the years. I do remember the first time I met her though was at a party/picnic out in one of the family's yard in Bridgeton in the early 1960's. I was a little girl but I remember meeting her. I bet she left a memorable impression on everyone she met. I LOVED her mom and dad. Uncle Jake was my favorite great uncle, and there were a bunch of them to chose from. Haha! I loved them all but just had a special connection with Jake and Dorothy and I remember Kathryn was a beautiful combination of them both. I wish I could be there for the services but a prior commitment prohibits me. I will always remember her as a very kind and classy woman. I am so sorry about her passing. May God Bless you all in this difficult time.