Mount Vernon News


Mount Vernon News
June 11, 2012 2:50 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Virginia Mae Kline, 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Marion to Donald D. and Florence (Upton) Zuspan. Virginia graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Marion and then went on to receive her B.A. from Ohio Northern University and then a master’s degree from The Ohio State University. Virginia was a very active member of Gay Street United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion, a Jennings Scholar and loved to quilt.

She is survived by her children, William (Marcia) Kline of Columbus, Wesley (Linda) Kline of Mount Vernon, Walter (Karen) Kline of Charlotte, N.C., Wilbur (Lesley) Kline of Huntington, Ind., Roberta Wilson of Gallipolis and the Rev. Rebecca (John) Innerst of Beloit; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; sisters, Carol (Karl) Blass, Helen (Jim) Alcorn, Shirley (Robert) Campbell and Peggy Sensing; a brother, Gerald Zuspan; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Donald D. Zuspan; her mother, Florence Zuspan Knickel; loving husband, Rev. Robert Earl Kline; brothers, Lawrence D. and Keith Eugene Zuspan; and her stepfather, Welcome Knickel.

Friends may call today, June 11, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Denise Marikis officiating. Burial will be in Harmon Cemetery in Gilboa, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s name to Kaitlyn Kline Memorial Trust, 121 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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