Arlene Kline, 96, passed Thursday, July 30, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in North Manchester. She had formerly lived in Akron for many years.
Arlene was born in Heber Springs, Ark. on Nov. 25, 1923. She moved to Indiana in 1951.
Growing up in Arkansas, Arlene enjoyed a large family with several aunts and uncles and many cousins that she enjoyed spending time with. She also would recall her time spent in the cotton fields picking cotton alongside several of her cousins.
Arlene was an avid gardener, still growing a garden into her 80’s. She also loved flowers and come spring it was time to plant several varieties to enjoy all summer long. Her favorite pastime was watching her favorite bird, the cardinal, at her birdfeeder.
The grandkids will always remember going to Grandmas for breakfast, looking forward to homemade biscuits and her specialty, cocoa. It was also called chocolate gravy, but to the kids, just yummy cocoa.
Arlene leaves behind her children, Dolores Sellers, Larry Kline, Carolyn Lester and Kathy Kline. She has six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is also survived by many special cousins in Arkansas.
A celebration of life service will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, with Pastor Todd Wilson officiating. Masks will be required for the health and safety of all in attendance.
Memorial visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.