OBITUARY

Barbara L. Kline

October 8, 1932May 10, 2018
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Our precious Mom, Barbara Louise, left this life to be reunited with Dad, William Kline, on May 10, 2018.

She and dad were high school sweethearts and were married on May 10, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna, Ohio. This would have been their 66th wedding anniversary. Dad left us in September of 2016.

Barbara was bon to Helen (Knapp) Kline and Joseph Kline on October 8, 1932. Mom was one of 13 children. Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, she attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Ravenna High School. Dad built a home in Rootstown, Ohio where he and mom raised 5 children and where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Her greatest treasure was her family. Her children include Becky (Dan) Bailey of Deerfield, Beverly (Deral) White of Freedom, Bill (Chris) Kline of Rootstown, Kathy (Dave) DeSalvo of Rootstown and Janet (Dale Mickley) Vair of Rootstown. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom she treasured. Mom is also survived by her brother James Kline of Rhode Island and Rita (Kline) Starkey of Texas.

From the time she graduated from Ravenna High School, mom worked at the Record-Courier newspaper and for many years. She later went on to work for Kent State University in Kent, Ohio where she retired. Mom enjoyed traveling, playing cards, knitting and painting where many of her pictures hang in the homes of her family. Mom’s faith in God was a vital part of her life. She was a member of St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown where she was involved with Altar and Rosary. Later she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where she participated in the choir.

Friends will be received Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna, with the very Reverend Richard Pentello officiating. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio.

We would like to thank Davita Dialysis Center of Ravenna for the care they gave to mom. Also, thank you to the Hospice Center of the Western Reserve, for helping us to care for mom which allowed her to stay at home till her final hour. Mom’s life was full of love for her faith, family and friends, but the best gift was being embraced by dad on their anniversary, May 10, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s of the Field Catholic Church Altar and Rosary at 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown, Ohio 44272.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Her children include Becky (Dan) Bailey of Deerfield, Beverly (Deral) White of Freedom, Bill (Chris) Kline of Rootstown, Kathy (Dave) DeSalvo of Rootstown and Janet (Dale Mickley) Vair of Rootstown. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom she treasured. Mom is also survived by her brother James Kline of Rhode Island and Rita (Kline) Starkey of Texas.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shawn Bailey, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Bailey, Pallbearer
  • Neal Bailey, Pallbearer
  • Logan Vair, Pallbearer
  • Brent Vair, Pallbearer
  • Jeff White, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Barbara L. Kline

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R P Flynn

May 14, 2018


I worked for Barb for many years at Kent State and she was a class act. She never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always a calming influence on our department. God Bless You Barb 

Shawn Bailey

May 14, 2018

Shawn Bailey

May 14, 2018

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Biography

Our precious Mom, Barbara Louise, left this life to be reunited with Dad, William Kline, on May 10, 2018.

She and dad were high school sweethearts and were married on May 10, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna, Ohio. This would have been their 66th wedding anniversary. Dad left us in September of 2016.

Barbara was bon to Helen (Knapp) Kline and Joseph Kline on October 8, 1932. Mom was one of 13 children. Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, she attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Ravenna High School. Dad built a home in Rootstown, Ohio where he and mom raised 5 children and where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Her greatest treasure was her family. Her children include Becky (Dan) Bailey of Deerfield, Beverly (Deral) White of Freedom, Bill (Chris) Kline of Rootstown, Kathy (Dave) DeSalvo of Rootstown and Janet (Dale Mickley) Vair of Rootstown. She has 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom she treasured. Mom is also survived by her brother James Kline of Rhode Island and Rita (Kline) Starkey of Texas.

From the time she graduated from Ravenna High School, mom worked at the Record-Courier newspaper and for many years. She later went on to work for Kent State University in Kent, Ohio where she retired. Mom enjoyed traveling, playing cards, knitting and painting where many of her pictures hang in the homes of her family. Mom’s faith in God was a vital part of her life. She was a member of St. Peter of the Fields Church in Rootstown where she was involved with Altar and Rosary. Later she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where she participated in the choir.

Friends will be received Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 15, with the very Reverend Richard Pentello officiating. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio.

We would like to thank Davita Dialsis Center of Ravenna for the care they gave to mom. Also, thank you to the Hospice Center of the Western Reserve, for helping us to care for mom which allowed her to stay at home till her final hour. Mom’s life was full of love for her faith, family and friends, but the best gift was being embraced by dad on their anniversary, May 10, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s of the Field Catholic Church Altar and Rosary at 3487 Old Forge Rd., Rootstown, Ohio 44272.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.