Wilda D. Cline, 89, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 surrounded by her children. Wilda was born November 17, 1929 at home in Iatan, MO delivered by Dr. Lewis Calvert. Her parents were Jesse and Mary Ellen (Hill) Clemens. In Wilda’s early years, she attended Cook School, a one room country school, that provided many fond memories. Wilda married Walter Van “Pete” Cline, Jr. on February 2, 1945 and to this union 13 children were born, including 2 sets of twins. Wilda loved her children and grandchildren never forgetting their birthdays or special occasions. Wilda enjoyed quilting and was a great seamstress, sewing her children’s clothing throughout their childhood. Wilda had a strong work ethic and worked various jobs through the years including Hallmark Cards, cook at Weston schools, Atchison Leather, receptionist for Vaughn Funeral Home and while in her eighties, worked for Grapevine and Ivy in Weston. Wilda was an avid Bingo player, but her family and friends will remember her most as one of the best cooks around. In later years, Wilda and Pete enjoyed travelling and attending many bluegrass festivals throughout the midwest. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Pete, 2 sons Walter Van “Mike” Cline III and Stanley Dean Cline, her brothers and sisters, a granddaughter Jacqueline Cline, grandson Garon Dean, great grandson DJ Seubert, and her son in law Ronnie Moppin. Wilda is survived by: her daughters Darlene Moppin, Marlene (Gene) Raney, Susan Grinlinton (Bill Patterson), Kathy (Dr. Robert) Hof, Rita Humes, and Melissa (Herb) Jenks; her sons Dale (Pam), Steven, Kevin (Lisa), William “Ted” and Mark (Lisa) Cline; 86 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Everyone knew Wilda as a loving mother and friend to all. A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 6, at the funeral home; followed by interment in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. Memorial contributions can be given to: Weston Senior Housing, or First Baptist Church of Weston.
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