Edna Ruth Kline, 85, Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Wabash, died at 3:50 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Evergreen Woods Healthcare in Brooksville. She was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Garland, N.C. to Willie and Annie (Blackburn) Simmons.
Ruth was a 1946 graduate of Garland High School in Garland, N.C. She married Henry M. Kline in Peru on July 29, 1952. She was a store clerk for several years and a cook at Southwood High School 15 years, retiring after 1992. She was a member of the First Church of God in Wabash. She loved basketball and played four years during high school. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandkids, great grandkids, and church friends and enjoyed attending her church and living in the Wesleyan Village in Brooksville.
She is survived by her husband, Henry M. Kline, Brooksville; son, Mark K. Kline, Dothan, Ala.; brother, George (Barbara) Simmons, Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister, Ann (Richard) Stants, Kokomo; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Alton, Tommy, and Charles Ray Simmons, and two sisters, Mary O. Petty, and Mazelle Lee Simmons.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Robb Rensberger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is First Church of God Building Fund.
The memorial guest book for Ruth may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.