Kay Elizabeth Kline, 74, of Bennett, died peacefully at 12:20 pm with her family at her bedside on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Her family will receive friends on Friday, February 9, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm with a time of sharing memories at 6:00 pm followed by a time of food and fellowship at the Bennett American Legion Community Center. Memorials will be donated to the Bennett American Legion and the Iowa City Hospice. Online memorials may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Kay was born on January 13, 1944 in DeSmet, South Dakota and was the daughter of Nels Rasmus and Myrtle Helen Warne Paulson. She graduated from Erwin Consolidated High School in 1962. Kay was united in marriage to Bernard Joseph Kline on September 9, 1978 in Lowden, Iowa. Kay worked for Wabash Transformer for over 20 years and then worked for the Bennett Day Care for several years. She loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens, canning, being Gramma KK to so many and playing a good game of cards.
Kay is lovingly survived by her four children; Cynthia (Tom) Doermann of Tipton, Iowa, Lori (Jeff Nelson) Smith of Salem, Oregon, Amy (Lavern) Cole of Bennett, Iowa, Jeffery Beck of California; sisters, Shirley Holland of Lake Preston, South Dakota, Diann Stanley of Aurora, Colorado, Beverly Nelson of Fargo, North Dakota, Maxine Timmerman of Balaton, Minnesota; brother, Gordon Paulson of Salina, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard "Barney" Kline, brothers, Garen Paulson and Roger Paulson; sisters, Marjean Patzwald, Donna Halverson and Marilyn Paulson; her dear friend, Carolyn Hain and her parents, Nels and Myrtle Paulson.
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