Aline Maureau Kline Lawrence
Aline Maureau Kline, 93, of Lawrence, KS (formerly of Sun City, Ariz and Hutchinson, KS) passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Center, Lawrence, KS.
Aline was born to Paul and Elizabeth Maureau in New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Kline and her grandson, John H.K. Priddle.
Aline met her husband, John, during WWII in New Orleans, LA and they later married in Miami, Florida. They were married for 60 years. They spent most of their years in Hutchinson, where they were both very active in the community, raised their family, and were part owners of a third generation Kline family insurance agency. Both John and Aline were members of Park Place Christian Church while they lived in Hutchinson.
Aline was the driving force to create the “Dragon Dolls” ladies dance drill team for Hutchinson Community College. She assisted in the choreography of their dance routines and helped in the designing of their costumes. She enjoyed modeling, was involved in the Hutchinson Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and loved performing in their annual fundraising “Follies” shows. She had served as Co-Chair for the Reno County Republicans with her husband.
Aline was an avid KU fan. Her husband, John, played basketball for KU/ Phog Allen from 1939-1941. Over the years she loved watching every basketball game dressed in full KU apparel, knew every player, and kept her own “stats” for every game. She was a friend to everyone she met, loved to talk about New Orleans, and loved to design and decorate her homes. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include a son, Rob Kline (wife Candy) of Hutchinson; daughters, Karleen Kline Noller (husband Laird) of Lawrence and Lori Kline-TenPas (husband Peter) of Lawrence; grandchildren, Chris Kline of Hong Kong, China, Katherine Kline Eberly (husband John) of Hutchinson, Tugg Snowbarger (partner Christopher Andrew) of San Diego, CA, Kate Priddle, Kissimmee, FL, Heidi TenPas, Togo, Africa, Tyler TenPas and Nick TenPas of Lawrence; great grandson, Will Eberly of Hutchinson; Step great grandchildren, Sam and Kyndie Eberly of Hutchinson. Aline also loved all of her very special dog grandchildren, Taffy, Ben, Bernadette, Dolly, Patsy, Payten, Maddy, Wyatt and Hank.
Celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, KS. Friends may sign the book from 9-9 Wednesday through Friday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse/Hospice of Lawrence or The Dragon Dolls of Hutchinson Community College in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. A private family entombment will be at Fairlawn Mausoleum. Friends may visit HYPERLINK “http://www. elliottmortuary.com” www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for Aline’s family.
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