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James KlineNovember 28, 1948 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 68)
JAMES D. KLINE,
Age 68, of Magnolia, passed away Wed. May 24, 2017. He was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Canton, a son of the late Carl and Helen (Popovich) Kline, grew up in North Canton and Bolivar and came to Magnolia in 1983. Jim was a 1967 graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School. He was retired from Republic Technologies and previously had worked at Superior Brand Meats. More important than his work was his life of farming and being the special “Pop” to his six grandchildren. Jim was a member of St. James Catholic Church and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother and sister, Michael Kline and Carla Ann Kline. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis (Graham) Kline with whom he would have celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on July 8th; one daughter, Julie (Mark) Eldridge, two sons, Benjamin (Bekah) Kline, and Kevin (Carie) Kline; his greatest joys of his life were his grandsons, Ryan Eldridge, Noah and Micah Kline, and granddaughters, Sarah, Katie and Emily Eldridge; two sisters, Sue (Jerry) Werntz and Linda Heaton; three brothers, Patrick Kline, Mark (Georgianna) Kline, and Matthew (Barbara) Kline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat. at 10 am. in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Bishop as Celebrant. Interment in Hites Cemetery following cremation. Friends may call Fri. from 6-8 p.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia. Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.