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Allen Leighton & Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline

Allen Leighton Cline and Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline. Photos from their funeral service folders.

Photos courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Allen Leighton Cline and Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline
Photos from their funeral service folders.
Photos courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Funeral Service Folder

Allen Leighton Cline

Allen Leighton Cline, 91, died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at the Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater, Kansas. Born July 12, 1908, at Coldwater, Kansas, the son of James Marion and Minerva (Metzker) Cline, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Comanche County Road Department.

He was nearly a lifetime resident of Coldwater, Kansas. He attended Coldwater Schools and was a member of the First Christian Church and the Christian Church Men's Sunday School Class, both of Coldwater, Kansas.

On July 2, 1938, he married Ruby Hale at Meade, Kansas. She survives.

Other survivors include one son: Jerry Cline of Coldwater, Kansas; one daughter: Donna Rush of Coldwater, Kansas; one brother: Junior Cline and his wife Gloria of Coldwater, Kansas; one sister: Jessie Robertson of Harrison, Arkansas; three grandchildren: Curt Rush of Protection, Kansas, Gayla Kissel and her husband Kirk of Protection, Kansas and Amy Sauser of Hays, Kansas; and three great-grandchildren: Megan, Kaycee, and Jessica Kissel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson: Jeffrey Allen Rush; one son-in-law: Harley Rush; four brothers: Hueston, Kenneth, Lee Roy, and Raymond Cline; and three sisters: Leta Thompson, Edith Martin, and Frances Burkhall.

Funeral service is at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at the First Christian Church of Coldwater, Kansas, with Rev. Kent Little presiding.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas.

Memorials may be sent to the First Christian Church of Coldwater, in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, P.O. Box 417, Coldwater, Kansas 67029.


Funeral Service:

Allen Leighton Cline

Date of Birth, July 12, 1908

Date of Death, January 2, 2000

Funeral Service Held, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2000

First Christian Church - Coldwater, Kansas

Minister, Rev. Kent Little

Singers, Ferrel Hazen and Elvera Unruh

Accompanist, Sherry Cronin

Songs: "One Day At a Time", "How Great Thou Art", "Under His Wings"

Pallbearers - Curt Rush, Kirk Kissel, Gordon Jenkins, Alfred Thompson, Rick Beeley, Loren Cronin.

Honorary Pallbearers - Vernie White, Jerry Allen, Roy Purcell, Ralph Griffith, Charley Sanders, Bob Currier, Odell Brown, Rocky Stewart.

Interment - Crown Hill Cemetery - Coldwater, Ks.

Arrangements - Hatfield-Prusa Funeral home - Coldwater, Ks.


Funeral Service Folder

Ruby Dona Cline

Ruby Dona Cline, 85, passed away Monday, August 19, 2002, at the Pioneer Lodge in Coldwater, Kansas. Born November 14, 1916, in rural Comanche County, Kansas, she was the daughter of Harley and Georgia (Thompson) Hale.

She was nearly a lifetime resident of Coldwater, Kansas. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Coldwater, Kansas. Other memberships include: B.P.W. and Avon Presidents' Club. She was an Avon Representative for over 25 years and she was also a waitress at several local restaurants throughout her life.

On July 2, 1938, she married Allen Leighton Cline at Meade, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2000.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Jerry Cline; one son-in-law: Harley Rush; one grandson: Jeffrey Allen Rush; one brother: Lawrence Hale; and one sister: Freda Davis.

She is survived by one daughter: Donna Rush of Coldwater, Kansas; three sisters: Pauline Keltner of Wichita, Kansas, Thelma Mohler of Meade, Kansas, and Norma Worman of Siletz, Oregon; three grandchildren: Curt Rush of Protection, Kansas, Gayla Kissel and husband Kirk of Protection, Kansas, and Amy Sauser of Olathe, Kansas; and three great-grandchildren: Megan, Kaycee, and Jessica Kissel.

Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Coldwater, Kansas, with Chet Mendenhall presiding.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church or Pioneer Lodge in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, P.O. Box 417, Coldwater, Kansas 67029.


Funeral Service:

Ruby Dona Cline

Date of Birth, November 14, 1916

Date of Death, August 19, 2002

Funeral Service Held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2002

First Christian Church - Coldwater, Ks.

Minister, Chet Mendenhall

Soloist - Ferrel Hazen

Pianist - Rhonda Nickel

Songs - "How Great Thou Art," "One Day At a Time"

Pallbearers - Curt Rush, Kirk Kissel, Gordon Jenkins, Ed Neuburger, Rick Cline, Rick Beeley.

Interment - Crown Hill Cemetery - Coldwater, Ks.

Arrangements - Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home - Coldwater, Ks.


Jerry Dean Cline, 1940 - 2002, son of Allen Leighton Cline and Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline. 

Photo from his funeral service folder.

Photos courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Jerry Dean Cline, 1940 - 2002
Photos courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

J.M. and Minerva Cline family, circa 1920.
 
Back:  Frances, Allen, Hueston, Hueston's wife Jess, Edith.
 
Middle:  Leta's husband Edson Thompson, Leta Thompson (holding Marguerite), J.M. Cline, Minerva Cline, Kenneth.
 
Front:  LeeRoy, Raymond, Jessie, Junior (J.R.).

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
J.M. and Minerva Cline family, circa 1920.
Back: Frances, Allen, Hueston, Hueston's wife Jess, Edith.
Middle: Leta's husband Edson Thompson, Leta Thompson (holding Marguerite), James Marion "Jim" Cline, Minerva Cline, Kenneth.
Front: LeeRoy, Raymond, Jessie, Junior (J.R.).
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

J.M. and Minerva Cline family photo on their 50th wedding anniversary, June 25, 1950.
 
Back:  Jessie, Leta, Allen, Raymond, Kenneth, Heuston, Frances, Junior (J.R.).
 
Front:  LeeRoy, Mrs. Cline, Mr. Cline, Edith.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
J.M. and Minerva Cline family photo on their 50th wedding anniversary, June 25, 1950.
Back: Jessie, Leta, Allen, Raymond, Kenneth, Heuston, Frances, Junior (J.R.).
Front: LeeRoy, Minerva (Metzker) Cline, James Marion "Jim" Cline, Edith.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Birth Order Listing of the Children of
James Marion & Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline

1.  Hueston Cline
2.  Owen Cline (died as an infant)
3.  Leta Hazel (Cline) Thompson
4.  James Kenneth Cline
5.  Edith Marguerite (Cline) Martin
6.  Allen Leighton Cline
7.  Frances Georgia (Cline) Burkhall
8.  Frederick Lee Roy Cline
9.  Raymond Everett Cline
10.  James Russell Cline
11.  Jessie (Cline) Robertson


Also see:

James Marion & Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline

"Mrs. J.M. Cline Has Made Many Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts", news clipping, 31 Dec 1964.

Photographs from the Collection of J.M. & Minerva Cline, printed from the original glass plate negatives by Russell Fay Cline.

Jerry Dean Cline, son of Allen Leighton & Ruby Dona (Hale) Cline, grandson of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Russell Fay Cline, son of J.R. & Gloria (Wilson) Cline, grandson of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Rhonda (Cline) Nickel, daughter of J.R. & Gloria (Wilson) Cline, grand-daughter of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Dorothy Virginia Gregg, first cousin of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Lula Agnes (Metzker) Gregg, sister of Minerva (Metzker) Cline, maternal aunt of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker, parents of Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline.

Harrison Metzker, son of Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker.

S.Sgt. Ira Leighton Metzker, USAAF, first cousin of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

Iris (Brasher) Metzker, aunt of the children of J.M. & Minerva (Metzker) Cline.

From Our Soldiers and Sailor Boys : Harrison and George Metzker, The Western Star, October 18, 1918.


Note by Rhonda Nickel: "Harrison," Arkansas corrected from the printed "Harrisonville," Arkansas, in Allen L. Cline's funeral folder.


Thanks to Rhonda (Cline) Nickel for the photos and information on this page.

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