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Shirley J Kline

Bangor, Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 1930 – Mar 27, 2020 (Age 89)


December 10, 1930
March 27, 2020
Bangor, Pennsylvania


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James B. Gaffney Funeral Home Donna L. Gaffney, Supervisor - Bangor Obituary

Shirley J. Kline, 89, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Bangor, PA passed away Wednesday, March 25th, at Colonial Park Care Center, Harrisburg, PA.

Shirley was born in Martins Creek, PA on December 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Alex and Ida (Holland) Dupont.

She was the widow of Forrest G. Kline, Jr. who passed away in 2006.  Shirley was employed as a baker and clerk in the Bakery Department at Weis Market in Bangor, PA until retiring in 1993. Prior to that, Shirley was employed as a sewing machine operator at various mills in the Slate Belt Area and also worked at Kline's Auto Repair in Bangor.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor, PA.

Shirley was also a member of UNITE, the garment workers union, and a member and past President of the Bangor VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the women's "Cooties".

Shirley is survived by a daughter, Helena Ninno, two sons, James Kline, husband of Sharon and Bruce Kline, husband of Janna, a brother, Charles Dupont,  6 grandchildren Heather Powers wife of Jon, Karissa Vescovich wife of Michael, Jesse Kline husband of Emily, Cody Kline, Nikita Tranotti wife of Dan and Kyle Kline husband of Katelyn, and 5 great-grandchildren Jacob Vescovich, Hayden, Ella Fay, Kinsley, and Kyla Kline.  Shirley was preceded in death by a brother Cressman Peter Holland.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA.Arrangements have been entrusted to the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bangor VFW Post 739 Ladies Auxiliary, 202 Veterans Road, Bangor, PA 18013 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10001.

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Dear Helena and Family, My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved mother. Praying that God will fill your hearts with His Peace and Comfort. May all your wonderful memories carry you through the years until your meet again. Sincerely, Janice Roberts

Dear Helena, Jim, Bruce and families, Your mom, our aunt, was a great lady. She and you dad knew everybody in Bangor and was always ready to pitch in and help whenever it was needed. We'll always treasure the days when your family would come to visit with our family. The adults would talk and talk and we kids would play and play. Those were wonderful times. Your mom will be missed, but she'll always be remembered with the greatest love and affection. Tom and Family

Helena,Jim and Bruce.My deepest condolences.

May your Mom rest in the arms of Jesus. My heartfelt sympathy, Georgia Brown Suranofsky

Dear Bruce and family. It was an honor to have taken care of your mom and spend good times with her. She was a beautiful and kind person. I thought of her as one of my family. My heart and the deepest sympathy for your loss. I will sure miss always.

Love you Aunt Shirley. Shungy Shungy.

Dear Bruce and family,
Your mother was a hard-worker. She was there for her children.
Please accept my sympathies in her passing. May you find comfort in friends, family, and the community.

To the Kline family, I'm sorry for your loss you'll be in our prayers.

Helena, Bruce, Jim and the whole Kline family,

We were extremely sorry to learn of Shirleys passing. We were very fortunate when we when purchased our home back in 1987 to have the Klines on one side of us and the Amys on the other. Good solid people that were just a joy to spend time with and shoot the breeze with a few times a week. Conversations with Shirley would range from whats going on in the neighborhood, family, and of course sports. Shirley was always pleasant,...