WINFIELD — Donald M. “Don” Kline, 87, of Winfield, passed away on Oct. 11, at Cumbernauld Village. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Wichita, he was the son of Arthur C. and Martha H. (Harris) Kline. He was raised and educated in the Marion and Great Bend areas. Don left school prior to graduation to join the United States Navy. He proudly served his country on the USS Monrovia as a Medical Corpsman from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1949. On April 24, 1954, he was united in marriage to Virginia Miller at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. The couple lived in Great Bend and moved to Winfield in 1963. They purchased and opened Kline Motors Ford and became Lincoln Mercury in 1972. He retired in 1993.
Mr. Kline was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winfield, as well the American Legion and the Elk’s
Club. He was also an active member of the KADA formerly KMCDA and served as president in 1992. He was a
member of the Winfield Country Club, was an avid boater and loved the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a cheerleader in
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Kline of Winfield; children, Suzette Kenney and husband, Rick of Centennial, Colo., C.A. Kline and wife, Gil of Briagolog, Australia, Sherry Walker and husband, Tom of Palm City, Fla., and Kristi Biddle and husband, Pat of Winfield; brothers, Dean Kline of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Larry Kline of Lawrence; sisters, June Hull of Emporia, and Jane Cherveny of Winfield; grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Lisa, Sean and Jasper; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Riley, Grace, Roman, Luke, Shelby, Caroline, Riley, Morgan, Isaiah and Benjamin; and granddog, Zippy. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his siblings, Pauline, Elizabeth, Betty, Dale and Robert.
Funeral Services will be held on at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Interment and Military Committal honors followed at Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Miles Funeral Service. The family will greet visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Memorials have been established in Mr. Kline’s name for the First Presbyterian Church and for the American Legion. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Miles Funeral Service*
4001 E. 9th Ave.
Winfield, KS 67156
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Oct. 14, 2014