Ralph Edwin Cline, 79, a resident of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.¬†Ralph was born on July 17,1933 in Buxton, the son of Lewis Loyd and Vera Alice Ross Cline.
Ralph graduated from Fredonia High School Class of 1953. On July 19, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Fredonia, Ralph married Edith Joeleen Fester.¬†She survives, at their home.
In June of 1955, Ralph joined the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, Ralph returned back to Fredonia. He worked for 30 years as a sales representative for Kansas Bank Note. Ralph also worked as an assistant funeral director for Timmons Funeral Home for six years.
Survivors including his wife, Joey, are two sons, Jim Cline and wife, Laura, of Olathe, Ed Cline and wife, Marcia, of Fredonia; daughter Janet Ratzlaff and husband, Rusty, of Fredonia; 7 grandchildren, Kristin Cline, Jared Ratzlaff, Kendall Cline, Ryan Ratzlaff, Evan Ratzlaff, Amber Figgins, and Kayla Cline; and one great-grandchild Jaydon Cline
Graveside service was Monday at the Fredonia City Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the Fredonia Fire Department and may be left with Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th St., P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS¬†66736
Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com