James Kline

Published 8:37 am Tuesday, May 30, 2023

James Kline

Jan. 3, 1942– May 26, 2023


James Joseph Kline, 81, Ironton, died Friday, May 26, 2023, after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1942, the son of the late Fred and Gertrude McGowan Kline.

James was a graduate of the St. Joseph High School.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church.

James was a retired real estate appraiser and worked part time as a driver at Lawrence County Transit.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Vecellio Kline.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Ron) Wagner and Jennifer (Cliff) Akers; five grandchildren, Nathan, Zach, and Abby Wagner, and Nicole Dickess and Tim (Talyn) Dickess; four great-grandchildren, Adalynn, Emma, Ellie and Aggie. He is also survived by one sister, Ann Freeman.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Paul Kline; and one sister, Rose (Kline) Hacker.

Mass of Christian Burial was May 30 at St. Lawrence Church, with Father Wayne Morris officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ironton St. Joseph Athletics Department at 912 S. Sixth St., Ironton, OH 45638.