Catherine L. Lines

December 2, 1924August 8, 2018

Catherine Louise Chandler Lines passed away at Rosewood Health Center on August 8, 2018. Funeral services will be on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11 am with visitation at 10 am at Newcomer’s Noland Road Chapel, 509 S. Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64050. Catherine was born at home December 2, 1924 to Joseph Penn and Catherine Rose (Bauer) Chandler in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1942. She married Elmo Arthur Lines on June 16, 1944 and moved to Independence, MO in 1946. She was a member of Maywood Baptist Church for over forty years. Always reading and studying, she was a gifted teacher as a mother and a church leader. She completed a four year Menninger Bible Course along with numerous other classes she sought out. She read the entire Bible through at least twelve times. She taught every age group in various Baptist churches in the area even leading a Bible Class in her senior living apartment until she was 90. The Women’s Missionary Union was dear to her heart. She taught us to treat every person with kindness no matter how they look or what other people think of them. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years; her brothers, Joseph Willis Chandler and Dr. Edward Lee Chandler. Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Donna Ryan (John P.), son, Dr. Timothy A. Lines (Ginger), grandchildren Sarah Shackleford (Christopher), L. Kathryn Bayliff (Michael), John J. Ryan (Amy), Rosemary Brennan (Ryan), Emily Lines (Julian), Arthur Lines and Louisa Lines. She leaves great-grandchildren: Zachary, Benjamin, Kieran, Aiden, Kamala, Melia, Cooper, Jack, Anna, Theresa, Eleanor, and Maryanne. Memorial contributions to Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052.


  • Joseph Penn Chandler, Father
  • Catherine Rose (Bauer) Chandler, Mother
  • Elmo Arthur Lines, Husband
  • Donna (John P.) Ryan, Daughter
  • Dr. Timothy A. (Ginger) Lines, Son
  • Joseph Willis Chandler, Brother
  • Dr. Edward Lee Chandler, Brother
  • Sarah (Christopher) Shackelford, L. Kathryn (Michael) Bayliff, John J. (Amy) Ryan, Rosemary (Ryan) Brennan, Emily (Julian) Lines, Arthur Lines and Louisa Lines, Grandchildren
  • Zachary, Benjamin, Kieran, Aiden, Kamala, Melia, Cooper, Jack, Anna, Theresa, Eleanor and Maryanne, Great Grandchildren

  • Zachary Shackelford, Pallbearer
  • Ben Shackelford, Pallbearer
  • Kieran Shackelford, Pallbearer
  • Aiden Shackelford, Pallbearer
  • Jack Ryan, Pallbearer
  • Cooper Bayliff, Pallbearer

  • Maywood Baptist Church


  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, August 13, 2018

Catherine L. Lines

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Claudine Mitchell

August 10, 2018

She was a great teacher. I really enjoyed her being my teacher when I was a teenager.

Margaret Gallagher-Stasulli

August 10, 2018

Donna, John,
My sincere sympathy to you and family . I know how it feels to loose a mother. My thought and prayers are with you and your family . She is in a good place now. God Bless All.

Margaret and Joe.