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Winifred 'Wyne' Kendrick Kline One outstanding characteristic of Winifred "Wyne" Kendrick Kline (94), who passed away October 16, 2016, was her love of beauty. The seventh of eight children born to Eleanor Ann Phoenix and John Kendrick on October 15, 1922, in the English village of Easington Colliery in the County of Durham, she grew up looking over the rugged North Sea and the flowers of her mother's garden. Having moved to Birmingham, England as a young woman, she attended dances where she met George F Kline, an American staff sergeant stationed in England during WWII. Their wedding took place on November 18, 1944, having received permission from Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces General Dwight D Eisenhower on the morning of the planned ceremony. After arriving in the United States as an English war bride in February, 1946, she and George settled in Hazleton, PA, and later moved to Bristol, PA, where they raised three children, Elaine Elizabeth Kline Myers, John Barrie Kline, and G Kendrick Kline. Wyne loved beautiful music, especially musicals and popular and classical church music. As a young couple, she and George performed with a choral group, later singing with the Harriman Methodist Church choir in Bristol, and then the Elmer Presbyterian Church choir in Elmer, NJ. Wyne also loved to read, especially historical novels. She held several different bookkeeping and secretarial positions, in particular for the Harriman Church and the Grundy Ice Arena in Bristol. After retirement, Wyne and George traveled extensively throughout Great Britain with her sister and brother-in-law. They also spent winter months enjoying Florida with George's sisters. In 1998, Wyne and George moved to Upper Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, NJ to live near their daughter. Here Wyne volunteered at the Elmer Hospital in the same-day surgery waiting room where she comforted concerned family members of patients. Wyne was predeceased by her parents and her seven siblings: Olive, Gwen, Jack, Harry, Harold, Nella, and Nancy; also her husband George, her son, G Kendrick Kline, her grandson, Barrie Kendrick Kline, her infant granddaughter, Kyna Glyn Myers, and her nephews and nieces, John Clements, Bruce Lear, Richard Lear, Miryam Lear, and Barbara Lear. She leaves behind her much loved family members: her daughter, Elaine (Glenn) of Elmer, NJ, her son, John Barrie (Christina) of Maineville, OH, her daughter-in-law, Constance Robinson Kline Lacorazza of Reading, MA; her granddaughters, Michelle M Pearce (Nathan) of England, Katherine Winifred Myers-Yee (Poy) of Brooklyn, NY, Joanna Richards Brauckmann (Raoul) of Germany; also five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Rhiannon Pearce, Noah and Stella Brauckmann, and baby Yee; several nieces and nephews; and her devoted friends in Bristol, PA, and Elmer, NJ. She spent the last two years and ten months of her earthly life being cared for by the compassionate caregivers at the United Methodist Communities - Pitman, formerly known as Pitman Manor. Wyne's family wishes to thank those at Pitman Manor for all they have done to make her last few years meaningful and beautiful. Also thank you to the people of Bayada Hospice who have tenderly helped with Wyne's care. Wyne's funeral will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Adams Funeral Home located at 111 S Main Street, Elmer, NJ. Visitation time will be 10:00 until 11:00 followed by the service at 11:00. Wyne will be buried in the Pittsgrove Baptist Cemetery in Daretown, NJ. If friends wish to give a gift in memory of Wyne, please send it to: United Methodist Communities - Pitman, 385 Oak Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071 or Elmer Presbyterian Church, 107 Chestnut Street, Elmer, NJ 08318. Adams Funeral Home 856-769-2220
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