Stanley Lou Kline

June 18, 1938 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 82)


Stanley Lou Kline, 82, of Beecher City, IL passed away at 5:28 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at home.

Lou was born on June 18, 1938, in Loudon Township in Fayette County, the son of Curtis Murl and Lera Leola (Rickett) Kline. Lou and Nelda Wood were united in holy matrimony on August 20, 1955 and were blessed with 64 years of marriage. Lou farmed in the Beecher City area, did custom harvesting, drove a school bus for the Beecher City Community Unit School District #20 from 1974 - 2015 and worked for Clough Trucking as a mechanic. He was a member of the Spring Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as a church elder. Lou also served on the Board of Directors for the Spring Hill and Pleasant Grove Cemeteries.

Surviving are his wife, Nelda Kline of Beecher City; children: Diana Lynne (Clayton) Heil of Effingham, Paula Luann (Zale) Rohwedder of Altamont, Wanda Joyce Kline of Mattoon and Susan Jeane (Jim) Hoxsey of Donnellson; daughter-in-law, Georgiana Kaye Kline of Beecher City; brother, Jerry Kline of Decatur; half-sister, Doris (Dave) Hartley of Tomah, WI; 16 grandchildren: Christopher (Nicole) Heil, Travis (Whitney) Heil, Derrick (Tiffany) Kline, Annika Kline, Brandi (Bob) Davis, Curtis (Lexi) Kline, Darla (Ray) Eason, Emily Rohwedder, Kristina Esker, Daniel Rush, Stanley Esker, Jeremy Branson, Jessica Branson, Philip (Kara) Edwards, Sheena (Jake) Murphy and Becky (Joe Gasper) Edwards; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and granddaughter-in-law, Jessica Dye.

Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Arthur Curtis Kline; grandson, Jason Dye; great-grandson, Hank Habing and brother, Bradley "Butch" Kline.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City with Don Miller officiating. Burial will take place in Spring Hill Cemetery in rural Beecher City. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Beecher City High School. Memorials may be made in Lou's name to the American Cancer Society or the Spring Hill Cemetery Association.

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Lou's honor at

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
5:00 PM 7/15/2020 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/15/2020 8:00:00 PM
Beecher City Jr/Sr High School

438 E State Highway 33
Beecher City, IL 62414

Beecher City Jr/Sr High School
438 E State Highway 33 Beecher City 62414 IL
United States
Thursday, July 16, 2020
10:00 AM 7/16/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/16/2020 11:00:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City

308 West Poplar Street
Beecher City, IL 62414

Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City
308 West Poplar Street Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Spring Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 2075 E
Wrights Corner
Beecher City, IL 62414

County Road 2075 E Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society
675 E. Linton Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703
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Spring Hill Cemetery Association
c/o Steve Wright
2827 N 2100 Street
Beecher City , IL 62414

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