Ruth Ann Kline, 80, of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away peacefully on March 14, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Kline was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Leslie C. and Irene Quinlan Fields. She was united in marriage in 1954, to Richard X. Kline, who survives. She was a graduate of Central High School in Syracuse, N.Y. For two years, she was employed at Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. of Syracuse. For 20 years, Mrs. Kline served as treasurer of the family owned automobile dealership, Main Motorcar, formerly Johnstown Dodge. Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Johnstown and was a faithful member of the choir. She was a member of the Ensemble Singing Club, Burroughs Nature Study Club and was a member and past president of the Royal Mountain Ski Club. Mrs. Kline had many interests including oil painting, bowling, skiing, calligraphy, reading, piano, organ and anything Irish. She always carried herself with grace, loved Christmas and was always willing to try something new.
Ruth's greatest accomplishment was her dedication to her family which includes her husband, Richard; her sons, George C. (Audrey) Kline of Johnstown, N.Y., Richard M. (Kristina) Kline of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and her daughters, Melanie (John) DeGuardi of Ballston Spa, N.Y. and Amy (Dan) Santandrea of Guilderland, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shannon, Marjorie and Jacquelyn Kline, Julianne and Daniel J. DeGuardi and Amanda Santandrea.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ehle Funeral Home, 15 N. William St., Johnstown, N.Y. where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Cremation will take place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady, N.Y. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078 or The Alzheimers Assoc., 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.
Ruth Ann Kline