Kenneth Morris Kline, age 91, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home in rural Missouri Valley. He was born May 26, 1929, to Edwin and Matilda (Voss) Kline in Pisgah, IA. Kenneth was baptized in the Mondamin Christian Church August 1940, and was confirmed in First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley on May 16, 1954, where he remained as a member for the rest of his life. He was raised on a farm in the Pisgah area until his marriage to Phyllis Jean (Wohlers) on February 23, 1950. They continued to farm two more years by Pisgah before moving to the farm outside of Beebeetown where they lived and raised their family for 68 years. Kenneth and his wife, Phyllis, were blessed with 4 children: Marlene, Lynn, Kathleen, and Kenneth. As their children grew, married, and had children and grandchildren, he enjoyed attending all the church, school and community activities that were part of the daily life with a big family. He enjoyed farming and raising livestock and the companionship of his border collie, Ginger. Always a good conversationalist, he enjoyed friends from church and work. He enjoyed Phyllis’s homemade cooking, especially her chicken and noodles, pies, and cinnamon rolls.
He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, William C. and Minnie Wohlers, his son-in-law Wayne Huebner, infant sister Alva, brother & wife, Ithiel (Everyle) Kline; brothers-in-law & wives, Dick Wohlers, Everette (Juanita) Wohlers, Johnny (Gladys) Wohlers, Leonard Wohlers, Willy (Audrey) Wohlers; and sisters-in-law & their husbands, Dorothy (Clarence) Wager, and Helen (Ed “Tibby”) Cavanaugh.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 70 years, Phyllis, daughters, Marlene Huebner and Kathleen (Gary) Carrigan, both of Neola, IA; sons, Lynn (Denise) Kline of Logan, IA and Kenneth (Mara) Kline of Missouri Valley, IA; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, and 23 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be Tuesday July 14, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Private Family Service on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
. . Following the private family service on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 there will be a committal service at the Grange Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. where the public is invited to attend.
There will also be a luncheon served at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley at approximately 12:30 p.m. which everyone is encouraged to come to and have fellowship with the family.
Memorials can be directed to First Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley or Missouri Valley Fire and Rescue.