Garldine "Jeri"'s Story
Garldine "Jeri" M. Kline, 97, Goshen, died Monday, Jan. 1, at Avalon Village, Ligonier, where she was admitted in October.
She was born June 30, 1920, in Elkhart County, to Ora J. and Macy Jane (McKibbin) Weister.
On April 27, 1941, she married Maurice Kline in Middlebury. He died in 1999.
Survivors include five children, Ronda (Randy) Stabler, Elkhart, Sharon Schlabach, Goshen, Sandra Trenshaw, Goshen, Ronald Kline, Edwardsburg, Michigan, and Maurice (Dawn) Kline, Goshen; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren, with the youngest being named Macy Jane after Jeri's mother.
Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Joseph Schlabach, who died in 2009; and two sisters, Vera Miller and Wilma Schermerhorn.
A graduate of Millersburg High School, Jeri was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She could sit by her window looking at her beautiful flower gardens and watch birds with her faithful dog, Lacy, at her side. She also enjoyed traveling to Kauai of the Hawaiian Islands, her favorite destination.
Friends may call Sunday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 8, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastor John Hickey will officiate.
Burial will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to Elkhart County Humane Society or American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 2, 2018