February 26, 1938 – October 6, 2020
Julius Gerald Kline of Miami, OK passed from this life Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin, MO. He was 82.
Julius was born February 26, 1938 in Timber Hill area of Welch, OK, to Gerald and Ada Fern (Kinder) Kline. He had lived in Picher, OK for many years before moving to Miami. He graduated from Picher – Cardin High School in 1957. Julius was a miner in his younger years and then he worked at B.F. Goodrich in Miami and for N.E.O. A& M College. He served in the Army Reserves for 6 years and was a member of the Cardin Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. He also served on the Picher – Cardin School Board and he coached Little League Baseball and Girls Softball.
Julius was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister Geraldine (Kline) Hart.
He married Ruth Alene (Karnes) Kline February 27, 1959 in Cardin, OK and she survives of the home. He is also survived by 4 children, Marty Allan Kline and wife Angel of Deepwater, MO, Danna Lynn Kline and companion Kevin Grassi of Commerce, OK, Kristy Kay Chenoweth of Welch, OK Juli Ann Wren and husband Dean of Caney Valley, KS , 1 brother, Darrell Lee Kline and wife Dolores of Cabot, AR and 1 sister June Marie Stiksta of Grand Island, NB, sister-in-law, Fern Hart of Commerce, OK, brother-in-law and sister-in- law, Don and Betty Karnes of Baxter Springs, KS, 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, OK. Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.