Ned Kelton Cline, 79

Ned Kelton Cline, 79, of Wabash, died at 7:35 am, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at his home. 

He was born on Oct. 17, 1941, in Wabash, to Dale Kelton and Mary (Howard) Cline.

Ned was a 1959 graduate of Roann High School and received his bachelors degree from Manchester College in 1981. He married Patricia Irelan in Muncie, Indiana on November 20, 1960. Ned was a nursing home administrator, retiring after 20 years. He was a member and Past Master of the Hanna Masonic Lodge, member and Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Mizpah Shrine, Wabash Shrine Club, and a life member of the Jaycees, where he served as J.C.I. Senator. Ned sang lead and was very active in barber shop quartets.

He belonged to the Banks of the Wabash Chorus in Terre Haute, and the Wabash Valley Barber Shop Quartet of the Chrous.

The Wabash Valley Quartet was the first to travel to and perform at the British Barber Shop Convention in London. Ned organized a quartet for the Shriners as well. He also enjoyed and participated in community theater

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cline of Wabash; two sons, James Kelton Cline of Martinsville, and Gregory Scott (Amy) Lewis-Cline of St. Joseph, Mich.; five grandchildren, Anthony Cline, Andrea Cline, and Alexander Cline, all of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Jakob Lewis and Cora Lewis of St. Joseph, Mich.; sisters and brother, Jane Shawver of Angola, twin sister, Nancy (Roger) Garrett of Peru, Pamela (Dick) Krom of Niantic, Conn., and Niles (Marilyn) Cline of Union, Ky.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, and twin to Niles, Neil Cline.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Bette Thompson and Rev. Robert Clark officiating.

Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service and Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are Shriners Children's Hospital or Roann Historical Society.

The memorial guest book for Ned may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Aug 31