Allen Cline, 77, resident of Athens the last few years and farmer in this community until his retirement, passed away at the residence Monday night about 11:15 p.m.

For many years, the family resided just east of Athens. His death resulted from a heart attack.

He was born in Waverly, Ohio, and came to this community when a lad of about 14 years and had resided here continuously since that time.

Mr. Cline was about the streets as usual and had enjoyed a Sunday dinner and family gathering at the home of his granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eddings.

He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away August 1939.

Those who survive to mourn his passing include four daughters, Marie at home, Mrs. Jay (Elma) Whitney, Mrs. Allen (Elise) Cantrall, all of Athens; Mrs. Louis (Eliza) Radiker, New Berlin; one son, Otto, of Springfield; two brothers, John of Athens, and Wesley of Canada; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Athens Christian Church and also of the Modern Woodmen of America.

The remains were removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home and services were conducted from there at 2 p.m. Thursday, with Rev. Dean Hance, pastor of the Christian church, officiating.

Interment was made in Hall Cemetery.

Source: Athens Free Press, 4 April 1947


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