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John Franklin Kline

John Franklin Kline, 83, of Herington, KS, departed this life on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Valley View Professional Care Facility in Junction City, KS.  He was born July 27, 1936, near Miltonvale, KS, to Maynard W. and Rosina Mary (Blochlinger) Kline.  He graduated from Miltonvale High School in 1954.  He served two years in the Army and returned to K-State and Kansas Wesleyan University.  It was during these years he married Deanna Jo Chase, August 30, 1958, at the Christian Church in Salina, Kansas.  They would become the parents of four daughters, Joni, Julie, Jaqua, and Jamea.

John worked at Evans Grain Elevator and ran Evans Farms in Salina and Nebraska City, NE.  In 1966 he received his bachelor’s degree in math and science.  He first taught at Southeast of Saline School .  After thirteen years he decided to move to Herington and taught science and math classes.  He coached track, football, basketball, and wrestling.  He taught thirty-one years at Herington retiring in 1998.

John was an active member of the Masonic affiliations.  He was a member of Blue Lodge and Shriners, Eastern Star Esther Chapter #96-Herington, and White City Chapter #421.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Herington, a 4-H Leader, and officiated High School Football Games.

He liked collecting Miltonvale pottery, studying genealogy, oil painting and fossils.

Proceeded in death by his parents Maynard and Rosina Mary Kline and daughter Joni Dawn. 

Survivors include his wife  of sixty years, Deanna, of Herington;  three daughters, Julie Brooks (Husband Thomas) of Bucyrus, KS, Jaqua Ochoa (Husband Jim) of Stillwell, KS, Jamea Kline of Overland Park, KS;  one sister, Rosalie Shroyer (Husband Delbert) of Marshall, MO; one brother, Maynard Kline (Wife Judy) of Longmont, CO;  five grandchildren:  John, Jessica, Sarah, Merissa, Gabriella; 6 great grandchildren: Cooper, Madi, Trenton, Nolan, Jack, and Andy.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am, Friday, October 11, 2019, at the First Christian Church of Herington, with Pastor Steve Hanson, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to:  Home Care & Hospice of Manhattan and they may be sent to: Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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He was a kind man and taught his classes with respected and patience.

Terri Bell Winter Oct 11 2019 12:00 AM

John was such a great man! Beautiful video of the family! My prayers are with you all!

Beverly Hastings Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kline

Sharon (Obermeyer) Murphy Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

The Kline Family, was a Big Part of my growing up, from school to their house, I learned a lot from John & Dee & all the Girls! Sending prayers of Peace & Comfort to Jaqua, Jamea, Julie & Dee God BlessRIP John & Joni!

Jeff Biehler Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kline

Jeff Biehler Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

A Fall Mum Plant was sent on October 9, 2019

Dear Jamea- Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. May you hold joyful memories of your time with him close in your heart. With love, Your SoC Team

Expression of Sympathy Oct 9 2019 12:00 AM

Coach Kline was a great man. One you should all be proud of !! He taught me so much not only in the classroom but on the football field, the wrestling mat and about life in general. He was always a teacher I could talk too even when he wanted to strangle me !!! He will never be forgotten and I'm praying for healing for your family !! Gods Speed Coach !!!

Chris Biehler Oct 9 2019 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on October 7, 2019

Deepest sympathies for your loss. Love and prayers for healing for your family. -Sheri Speak, Connie Tennison and Mary Dean Williams

Expression of Sympathy Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Kline

SHERI SPEAK Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

I only hold fond memories of Mr. Kline - from science class, church and Science Club (he took us to the salt lands in OK and we dug for crystals). My condolences to Mrs. Kline and family. My life was enriched by this great man. May he rest in peace.

Cindy Henley-Freeman Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

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