James Maurice Cline

October 7, 1930November 24, 2013

JAMES MAURICE CLINE Cape Girardeau, MO James Cline, 83, formerly of Norwalk, IA died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial and military honors at St. John’s Cemetery in Cumming, IA.

James was born October 7, 1930 in Chicago, IL to George and Dorothy Downs Cline. He graduated from Norwalk High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was a truck driver for RR Donnelley in Des Moines, IA for over 25 years and also did farming in Norwalk. James married Mary E. Edwards on Friday, September 1, 1989 in Des Moines. He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau, MO.

James is survived by his wife, Mary E. Cline; daughter, Cathy Hommer of Indianola, IA; two sons, James P. Cline of Plainville, IL and Michael A. Cline of Marion, IA; three brothers; eight sisters; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother and sister.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Chapel with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2013
  • Vigil Service Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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JoAnn GrahamThornburg

November 27, 2013

I knew Jim for many years, living in the country by his parents....what great parents he had. I am sending love, Patty, Katie, and the rest of the family.
JoAnn Graham Thornburg

November 26, 2013

Cathy, Mike and Pat our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vicki & Merlin Morris and family and Kate Hommer

November 26, 2013

Thinking of you during this sad time! Jim and Karen

Tim & Dianna Wiegert

November 26, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for the days, weeks, and months to come. Share your memories....your loved one may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

November 26, 2013

We knew Jim many years ago when the kids were young and he lived in Norwalk. So sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Marge Scott and Sharon Scroggs

Bob Kennedy

November 26, 2013

So very, very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a special man and will doubtless be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

November 26, 2013

Our prayers are with you my friend. The conner brother's.