SIKESTON - Curtis Henry Cline, 91, died Dec. 21, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center.
He was born on a dairy farm near Morehouse on May 14, 1911, son of William Henry Cline, a native of Hickman County, Ky., and Nannie Lena Kline of New Madrid County.
On Nov. 2, 1935, in Sikeston, he married Marie Ruth Price. Marie died Nov. 22, 2000, after 65 years of marriage together.
Curtis Cline was respected in the community for his hard work, honesty and integrity. He owned and operated the Cline Limestone Company from 1939-49 and is best remembered as a horticulturist and owner of Cline Nursery from 1950-89. An active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston for more than 60 years, Curtis had a truly humanitarian heart with contempt for all that was mean or unjust and was strictly temperate in his habits.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, C. Eugene and Jeanette Cline of Tempe, Ariz., and C.F. and Kay Cline of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Tom Harmon of Cape Girardeau; and five granddaughters, seven great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Cline, William "Ed" Cline, Gazawell Cline and Clarence "Cotton" Cline; and three sisters, Eula Cline Goolsby, Vera Cline Johnson and Grace Cline Dye.
Services arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.