Family, community to celebrate woman’s life this weekend

Family, community to celebrate woman’s life this weekend

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Monday, an Evansville family lost a mother, a wife, and a friend.

Jennifer King had been battling cancer for a total of 16 years.

“When it came back this time it was metastatic and had spread to her liver, bones, and lungs” said her husband Shawn King.

During her fight she brought awareness and raised money for cancer research.

She participated in community efforts, like the building of Mickey’s Kingdom Playground. But, her biggest accomplishment was her family.

“I honestly think this is Jennifer’s way of giving cancer the middle finger," said Shawn. “It tried taking her 15 years ago, she said hold on wait a minute not yet I’m gonna multiply myself four times over and then ill let you take me but i’m gonna win because now there’s four of me out there.”

This weekend the community and people from as far away as California will gather to honor her memory.

The celebration of life event will be held at the FOP camp grounds and is open to anyone who has been touched by Jennifer’s life or knew her personally.

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