Rev. Philip Kline - February 14, 2012
?Rev. Philip Andrew Kline, 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Kearney, Neb. He was born on Sept. 20, 1942, to Thomas and Laverne Kline in Templeton, Pa.
?He grew up in Templeton and married the love of his life, Carol M. Hankey, on Dec. 20, 1960.
?He graduated from People’s Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1974, with a bachelor’s degree in theology. He served God faithfully for over 48 years, pastoring churches in Ohio, Wyoming, South Dakota, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska. His final pastorate was Southwest Nebraska Holiness Church of rural Wauneta, Neb., which he pastored until the time of his death. He loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, supremely as well as his beloved wife and family and those whom he served in his many years of devoted ministry.
?Philip was skilled in stuccoing, plastering, general contracting and had a vast knowledge in many areas of construction. For the past 13 years he has lived in Stratton, Neb., and has worked as a contractor in Stratton and throughout the surrounding area.
?Philip was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lawaive Atherton, daughter-in-law Esther Kline, and infant grandson Cody Biberstein.
?Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Carol Kline of Stratton, Neb.; sons, Kenneth and wife, Sherri, of Wauneta, Neb., Michael and wife, Naomi, of Loveland, Ohio, David of Loveland, Ohio; daughters, Andrea and husband, Dean Biberstein, of Stratton, Neb., Maria and husband, Atlee Mosemann, of Stratton, Neb.; grandchildren, Nathan and Megan Kline of Wauneta, Wesley and Ashlea Kline of Delta, Colo., Kelly Kline of Wauneta, Andrew and Brittany Kline of Wauneta, Matthew Kline of Loveland, Ohio, Rebecca Wasia, Scott Biberstein, Carissa Biberstein, Jason Biberstein, Derrik Mosemann and Andreanna Mosemann, all of Stratton; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Southwest Nebraska Holiness Church, rural Wauneta, Neb., with Rev. Lloyd Bley and Rev. M.R. Jones officiating.
Pianist was Bethany Mills.
Casketbearers were Kenneth Kline, Michael Kline, David Kline, Dean Biberstein, Atlee Mosemann and Nathan Kline.
Interment followed at Eden Cemetery, rural Wauneta, Neb.
?A memorial and been established in Philip’s memory.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.
?Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
?Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.