The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 6, 2013

Pearl Lavon Kline


Pearl Lavon Kline, age 86, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Freeman West, following an illness.

Lavon was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Duenweg, Mo., the daughter of the late Joe and Audrey (Kirk) Cossey. She has been a lifetime area resident. She graduated from Duenweg High School, a member of the "Class of 1945". She worked of Meekers Manufacturing.

Lavon married Eugene Kline in July of 1952, in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her on Feb. 24, 1999.

She is survived by one son, Donald Kline, Duenweg; one brother, Sonny Cossey, Carthage, Mo.; and two sisters, Frances Morrison and Donna Long, both of Joplin.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Allen Brintnall will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery. The family will receive at 1 p.m. Friday prior to the service time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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