OREGON – Margaret Lois Cline, 95, of Oregon, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Oregon.
She was born Nov. 10, 1918, on the family farm in Pine Rock Township, Oregon, the daughter of Benjamin H. Carpenter and Alice C. (Andrew) Carpenter. She lived her entire life in the Oregon area. She attended Limerick school for 8 years, and then Oregon High School, graduating in 1936. She married Raymond W. Greenfield in 1948. They farmed south of Oregon on what is still the Greenfield family farm. Raymond succumbed to polio in 1952. In 1956, she married Howard O. Cline of Oregon.
During her career, she worked at the Oregon High School for 12 years as secretary to the principal, staying in touch with many of the students over the years. She also worked for 7 years as a secretary for a local attorney, and then 21 years as an executive secretary at Kable Printing Company, retiring in 1985. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God General Conference, serving as church organist of the Oregon Church of God for many years. In 1999, she, along with her sisters and seven other descendants, were accepted into the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, She was a member of the Ogle County Historical Society and served as the secretary for many years.
Lois is survived by her two sons, Daniel (Jan Goetz) Greenfield and Timothy (Catherine) Greenfield; grandchildren, Ben (Amanda), Ginger and Graham Greenfield; and great-grandchildren Ava and Jack; and sister, Ann Rosalie Weyrauch. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life, and together with the greats, they helped make her final years a very precious and joyful time.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Geniel Anderson; her parents; her husband; and her daughter-in-law, Julie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Gordon Landry officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
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