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Eloise Bixler Kline
August 21, 1914 - November 14, 2011
Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Eloise Bixler Kline, 97, passed away on November 14, 2011 in Whittier, CA. She was born in Carrier Mills, IL on August 21, 1914 and was the only child of Bert and Cassie Bixler. In 1930, Eloise moved with her parents to Long Beach where she met her husband Jim. She graduated from UCLA in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science. She and Jim were married in 1943, and moved to Whittier in 1945, where they raised their children, Linda Kline Churchill, Deborah Kline Maloof, and James Jeffrey Kline.
Eloise was an active member of the community, volunteering and serving in many organizations, often as President. She volunteered at St. Brunos, served as a Scout leader, volunteered in the snack shack for Murphy Ranch Little League, was a member of Pi Beta Phi Mothers' Club, Delta Tau Delta Mothers' Club, National Charity League of Whittier, Friendly Hills Women's Club, PEO, The Alumni Club of Pi Beta Phi, Town and Gown Auxiliary of USC, and was a Patron of Special Children's League of Whittier. She and her husband were founding members of The Los Angeles Music Center.
Eloise's family and friends remember her for her constant support and unconditional love, her beautiful smile, great sense of humor, and her practical advice and positive approach to life. Her legacy and loving spirit will live on in those who knew her.
Devoted to her family, Eloise most enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband James Kline and daughter Carleen Hughie, she is survived by her three children, Linda Churchill of Whittier, Deborah Maloof of Tahoe City, James Kline of Newport Beach, son-in-laws John Churchill, John Maloof, daughter-in-law Jerrilynn Kline, grandchildren Katie and Matt Alden, Brian Churchill, Andrew Maloof, Kelli Kline, Jamie Kline, Kacie Kline, and two great-grandchildren, William and Emma Alden.
Funeral services will be held at Rose Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Foundation, 12401 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90603 (designate Hospice Foundation or Patricia Scheifly Breast Center).
Published in Whittier Daily News on November 18, 2011