Myrtle E. Kline
December 15, 1921 - December 6, 2017
Myrtle Currier Kline, 95, passed away peacefully on December 06, 2017 at Avamere Care Center in Keizer, Oregon. Myrtle was born December 15, 1921 in Gettysburg, South Dakota to Clarence and Minnie (Weischedel). She was one of five children born to Clarence and Minnie growing up in her early years in Sully county near Agar, South Dakota. The other children were brothers Arnold, Marvin, and Leslie. A twin sister Minnie Marie died within a month of childbirth.
The family moved to Oregon on June 8, 1936 to be closer to relatives. There she met Joe Kline at a Salem dance ballroom where they enjoyed many evenings together. Joe and Myrtle were married on November 17, 1940. They were married for 56 years until Joe’s passing in 1996 at the age of 81. Myrtle was a master at family history for both the Kline’s (13 children) and the Currier’s. She produced volumes of family history. She even wrote a poem now and then about life on the prairie as well as articles for local newspapers recounting life as a child in South Dakota. She loved keeping up with the goings on of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Always wanting current pictures that she could journal. She loved crossword books and jigsaw puzzles. She was sharp and focused up until the end of her life. Mom wants those of us surviving her passing to “press on” and enjoy life to its fullest—just as she did for 26 years after the loss of her husband.
Myrtle was a devoted wife, Mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Minnie; her husband Joe; brothers Arnold and Marvin; twin sister Minnie Marie and daughter in law Susan Kline.
Myrtle is survived by her three children Gary of Bellevue, WA, Steve (Patti) of Salem and Marlys of Salem; grandchildren Josh (Monica) of Zionsville, IN, Lyndsy (Matt) of Bellevue, WA and Justin of Salem; great grandchildren Andrew, Betsy of Zionsville, IN and Joey of Bellevue, WA; her brother Leslie Currier (Doreen) of Eugene.
A graveside service is set for 11:00 am on December 28, 2017 at City View Cemetery in Salem for family and friends. A special thanks to all the wonderful nurses, CNA’s and staff at Avamere in Keizer. She loved the care and caring she was given.
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