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Evelyn L. Kline, age 89, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Boardman Lake Glens-Highlander.
Evelyn Louise Kline was born on Jan. 12, 1928 to Murray and Beulah (Weitzel) Harris in Sherman, New York. On Oct. 29, 1948 Evelyn married Norman A. Kline.
Evelyn worked as a real estate agent for Real Estate One and also spent some time at the State Hospital as a candy striper.
Evelyn was an avid gardener and was a member of The Friendly Garden Club. Evelyn was very active in the community, where she was a member of the Zonta Club of Traverse City. She and Norman were members of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club, where the two enjoyed sailing on their boat "Strawberry Jam."
Evelyn is survived by her children, Norman Dennis, of Traverse City, Steven Jeffrey (Julia), of New Orleans, Randall Harris (Janis), of Traverse City, and Jonathan Ainsworth (Gina), of New Orleans. She was the proud grandmother of Katrina, as well as three step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Central United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dale Ostema officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
Please share a memory of Evelyn with the family by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on June 16, 2017
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