Jean L. Kline, 90, of McPherson, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Loving Care of McPherson. She retired from Farmers Alliance Insurance Co. in 1984, where she had worked as an underwriter.
She was born Jan. 29, 1922, in McPherson, the daughter of Roy L. and Marcia R. (Beam) Cotterill. She attended the local schools and graduated from McPherson High School. Following high school, Jean attended and graduated from Chillicothe Business School in Missouri.
On Nov. 28, 1943, she was united in marriage to Clair F. “Shorty” Kline in McPherson. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1997.
Jean was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mary Martha Circle. She also was a member of Oriental Chapter #58 – Order of the Eastern Star, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and McPherson County Historical Society.
Survivors include: three children, Judie Battin and husband Brian, of Greenville, Pa., Barbara Miller and husband, Gerald, of McPherson, and Richard Kline and wife, Melanie, of Topeka; five grandchildren; Douglas Battin and wife, Lynn, Richard Miller and wife, Leslee, Amy Fulcher, Bethany Tenpenny and husband, Scott, and Allyson Kline; and nine great-grandchildren, Marissa Battin, Myranda Miller, Maggie Miller, Joseph Miller, Claire Miller, Ryan Fulcher, Rebecca Fulcher, Colt Tenpenny, and Roc Tenpenny.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her twin-sister, Joan Siebert.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Marion officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Jean’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to her caregivers from Loving Care; Cassie, Sydni and Chaunzey.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church, McPherson County Food Bank, American Cancer Society, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family via www.stockhamfamily.com.