Margaret Lois Cline
Posted: Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2014
OREGON — Margaret Lois Cline, 95, of Oregon, died Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 in Oregon. She was born November 10, 1918 on the family farm in Pine Rock Township, Oregon, Illinois the daughter of Benjamin H. Carpenter and Alice C. Andrew Carpenter.
She lived her entire life in the Oregon area, attended Limerick school for eight years and then Oregon High School, graduating in 1936.
She married Raymond W. Greenfield in 1948. They farmed south of Oregon on what is still the Greenfield family farm. Raymond succumbed to polio in 1952. In 1956 she married Howard O. Cline of Oregon.
During her career she worked at the Oregon high school for 12 years as secretary to the principal, staying in touch with many of the students over the years. She also worked for seven years as a secretary for a local attorney, and then 2l years as an executive secretary at Kable Printing Company, retiring in 1985.
She was a life-long member of the Church of God General Conference, serving as church organist of the Oregon Church of God for many years. In 1999, she along with her sisters and seven other descendants were accepted into the NSDAR, She was a member of the Ogle County Historical Society and served as the secretary for many years.
Lois is survived by her two sons, Daniel (Jan Goetz) Greenfield, and Timothy (Catherine) Greenfield; grandchildren, Ben (Amanda), Ginger and Graham Greenfield, and great-grandchildren Ava and Jack; and sister, Ann Rosalie Weyrauch. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life, and together with the greats they helped make her final years a very precious and joyful time.
Predeceased by sister Alice Geniel Anderson, her parents, husband, and daughter in law Julie.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon with Pastor Gordon Landry officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in her name.