2012-06-14 / Obituaries

Thelma E. Kline Manheim, 79

Thelma E. Kline, 79, Manheim, died following a lengthy illness on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy.

Born in Holtwood, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Cleo Strait Mellott.

She was an assistant manager for Ormonds Clothing Store, Lancaster, for more than 25 years. She previously she was employed by Mussers Potato Chips Inc., Lancaster County.

She was the loving wife of the late J. Stanley Kline who died in February of 1994.

She was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren Manheim and volunteered for the annual Brethren Disaster Relief auctions in Lebanon. Her interests included flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and baking, tending to her many house plants, and attending blue grass and gospel music festivals.

Surviving is a daughter, Doris J. Hilton of Elizabethtown; three sons: Frank E. husband of Hyang Kline; Kermit L., husband of Donna Dupler Kline; Terry L. Kline, all of Manheim; three granddaughters; eight greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat grandson; a brother, Robert Mellott, companion of Rosalie Phillips of Quarryville; and a sister, Maxine, wife of Lloyd Flory of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Ray and Chalmer Mellott; two sisters: Emmer Geib and Marden Geib and one greatgrandchild.

Funeral services will be held at White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Longeneckers Brethren Cemetery, Warwick Township. There will be a viewing at the White Oak Church of the Brethren on Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with additional viewing time on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service.

Those desiring may send contributions in Thelma’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences, please visit www.buchfuneral.com

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