Stanford E. Kline


Stanford E. Kline, 98, of McClure, passed away on Monday morning, June 24, 2019, at the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
He was born Jan. 3, 1921, in McClure, a son of the late William and Esther (Baker) Kline. He was married in 1948 to the former Dorothy R. Johnson who preceded him in death in 1994. He later married Evelyn E. Burnheimer Snook in 2000 who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris D. and Donald L. Auman of Middleburg and Debra K. and Terry L. Reidinger of McClure; two grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Shane Runkle of Milroy and Jason and Erin Auman of New Berlin; four great-grandchildren, Hailey and Emily Runkle, Atlee and Oliver Auman; nieces and nephews and a nephew, Douglas Kline to whom he was very close; stepsister-in-law, Karlene Burnheimer; stepdaughter-in-law, Donna Seiber; stepson-in-law, Dan Silfies; three stepgrandchildren, Todd Snook, Cory Snook and Ryan Silfies; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, W. Monroe Kline and his wife Joyce; one sister Arla Edmiston and her husband Corb; stepchildren, Dave Snook and Darlene Silfies.

Stanford attended McClure area schools.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure.
Stanford was a member of Heiser-Hoffman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5640 in Middleburg. He was also a member of the Snyder County Farm Bureau.
Stanford served in the Army during World War II with the 35th Division from August 1942 to December 1945, serving in France and Germany. For his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Purple Heart Medal and Meritorious Service Unit Plaque.

Early in life he worked for the American Viscose Corp., in Lewistown. Stanford and his first wife owned and operated a dairy farm for more than 30 years in West Beaver Township. He continued crop farming for an additional 20 years.
Stanford enjoyed family vacations, country music, and attending local fairs and carnivals, especially camping at the Grange Fair and Bloomsburg Fair with his family. He enjoyed going to Florida and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and attending jam sessions at the VFW and the Blue Grass Festivals with his wife Evelyn.

The family would like to give special thanks to Stanford's caregivers, Sandy Lucas, Mary Herman, Kerry Sizer, PRN Staff, Alyssa Lane, Carissa Gearhart, Julie Yetter and Ashlee Frankhouser for the loving care they gave him and putting a smile on his face.

Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Lisa Schuster officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Contributions in Stanford's memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 168, McClure, PA 17841.
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Rick Allen
Jun 26, 2019
Sad to hear.