Bill R. Kline



Bill R. Kline, of Miami, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the Osborne Care and Rehab Center after a long illness. He was 78.

Bill was born Oct. 21, 1931, the son of Marvin S. and Nannie Shope Kline in Cardin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1986. Bill then went to work as the director of security at Shangri La Resort until retiring in 2001. He was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Miami. He was also a member of the Fairland Round Up Club. Bill married Chloe Ann Robbins on June 14, 1959, in Miami, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Troy Kline and his wife, Maxanne, Miami, and Todd Kline and his wife, Renee, Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, Kenton Kline, Victoria Kline, McKenna Kline, Mitchell Kline, Josiah Kline and Malia Kline.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Marvin E. Kline.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Immanuel Baptist Church. The family will received friends from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday at the Immanuel Baptist Church. The body was taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo.