Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 3, 2013

Ricky J. Kline

May 31, 1960-Sept. 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Ricky J. Kline, formerly of Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 53.

He was born in McCray Hospital May 31, 1960, the son of Oscar Edward and Marguerite Irene (Randol) Kline.

On Sept. 29, 1991, he married Patricia G. Collins, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Ian, Gia, Kia and Patrick; one grandchild, Kaci Rae; siblings, Karen (Charles) Anglin of Cromwell, Calvin (Julie) Kline of Syracuse, and Randy Kline of Ligonier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenny Kline; and a sister, Connie Parsons.

Rick was a 1979 graduate of West Noble High School. He later earned a degree in mortuary science from Mid-America College of Funeral Service. He was a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity. During his career he worked for and assisted many area funeral homes including Billings Funeral Home, Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Brazzell Funeral Homes, Walkerton Funeral Home, MC Smith Funeral Home and Yeager Funeral Home as well as many others. He owned and operated Kline Funeral Home in Millersburg until 2009. Rick had been a Jehovah’s Witness for 42 years.

Rick had a sincere passion for people and was always willing to lend his time and talents to anyone he could help.  He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Though now gone ahead of us, he will always be remembered for his honest heart, selfless love, and of course, the corny jokes he loved to tell.

Friends and family will be received Thursday from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier.

Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family for his son Patrick’s education.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

 

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