Kline, Betty

Betty A. Kline, 88, of Fayette, Ohio, died Sept. 12, 2008, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center,

She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Fayette, to Chris and Lilly (Ely) Stoops. She married Nelson Kline and he preceded her in death, Nov. 6, 1983. She then married Williard Milliman, and he survives.

Betty graduated from Fayette High School in 1938. She enjoyed farming and working crossword puzzles and was an avid basketball fan. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Betty is survived by three daughters, Susan (and Butch) Leininger of Muldrow, Okla., Cheryl (and Paul) Shaffer and Pat Lavinder, both of Fayette; a son-in-law, Wally Barry of Pittsford, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nelson; and daughter, Margaret Barry.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.