Elaine A. Cline, age 89, of Belmond, IA, formerly of Goodell. IA, died, Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. Funeral services will be held Tues, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 at the Belmond United Methodist Church, 1031 1st Street S.E., Belmond. The Rev. Leila Blackburn will be officiating. Burial will be in the Amsterdam Cemetery-Goodell, IA.
Visitation will be Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the Church. Memorial suggestions include the Belmond Talbot Public Library, Belmond and Goodell United Methodist Church, or to the donor’s choice.
Elaine Ann Lewis, the daughter of Edward and Annie Lewis was born on December 22, 1929, at Clarion, Iowa. She grew up in the Clarion area and attended graduated from Clarion High School.
Elaine was united in marriage to Raymond Cline on January 15, 1951, at Garner, IA. The couple’s union was blessed with two children Jean and Robert.
Following their marriage Elaine and Ray farmed in the rural Goodell area for many years where they raised their children. Elaine enjoyed working alongside Ray in the tasks of the farm.
Elaine was an active member of the Goodell United Methodist Church for many years before transferring her membership to the Belmond United Methodist Church in the years after she moved into Belmond. A favorite past time for the couple was traveling to Huddle’s Resort near Whipholt, MN, from May 1st until October each year, following Ray’s retirement.
Ray passed away in 1993. She continued to live in Goodell until moving to Belmond in 2004. Following his passing Elaine looked forward to taking bus trips to various destinations for a number of years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed almost anything that she could put her hands on. Even in her time at the Rehabilitation Center she always had a stack of book to read in her room. She often times would donate her books to the public library and to Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. During her time at the Rehab Center she enjoyed visitors from friends and family and partaking in many of the activities there as well.
She died peacefully in her sleep.
Survivors include her daughter; Jean (Terry) Gray, Peoria, AZ, son; Bob (Patricia) Cline, Rochester, MN; sister; Carole (Dale) Feller, Belmond, IA; grandsons: Brain and Eric Gray both of Peoria, AZ, Edward (Emily) Cline of Bloomington, MN, and Christopher (Sarah) Cline, of Menlo Park, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond in 1993; a brother Jerry Lewis in 2003.
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