Gloria Cline

Gloria Cline

Saturday, April 25th, 1925 Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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Obituary for Gloria Anne Cline (Hayes)

Gloria Anne Cline, 95, passed away August 18, 2020 at Glen Carr House in Derby, KS. She was born April 25, 1925, in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of James Herman and Bertha Lorene (Cooper) Hayes. Gloria spent her childhood in Emporia and graduated from Emporia High School in 1943. She soon moved to Wichita to work at Boeing Aircraft during World War II and continued her career as an electronic technician at Boeing for 35 years. She married Ray Cline on May 5, 1945, in Emporia. They made their home in Wichita where Alan Ray, their son, was born on January 21, 1947. Gloria and Ray celebrated 67 years of marriage before Ray passed in 2013. Gloria was a long-time member of the Wichita First Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the church choir for many years and led the teen choir as well. She was active in the women’s Missionary Club. Gloria’s hobbies and activities over the decades were many and included competitive shooting with pistols and rifles. She was an NRA member with many medals. She enjoyed camping and fishing with family. They owned three motorhomes in her lifetime and made almost two decades of seasonal trips to California to be with family. She also enjoyed travel in the air with husband Ray’s plane. Traveling sometimes for the day or as long as two weeks to various destinations, including two trips to the Bahamas. She was always ready to go. Music was a big part of her life. She played the violin, oboe, flute, and harmonica. She lived a full and rich life doing the things that she loved. In addition to her parents and her husband, Gloria was predeceased by her brothers, Warren and James, and Dale, and a sister, Barbara. Surviving are her son, Alan of Fresno, California, one brother, Rodger Hayes (Patty) of Mountain View, California; three grandchildren, Tonya Riggs (Mike) of Clovis, California, Danelle Cline-Elliott (Jimmy) of Santa Cruz, California, Christopher Cline of Sanger, California; six great grandchildren Tanner Riggs, Trevor Riggs, Tobin Riggs, Evan Elliott, Avery Cline, and Zachary Cox; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 North Rock Road, Derby, KS. A private service of remembrance will be held. The family wishes to ensure the safety of others and asks that masks be worn by all who attend either the visitation or the private service. Those who wish to remember Gloria in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Glen Carr House, 1433 N. Hamilton Dr. Derby, KS 67037.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Family Mortuary Chapel
    1415 N. Rock Rd.
    Derby, Kansas
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    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Wichita Park Cemetery Mausloum
    Address Not Available
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020


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