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Margaret Lois Cline

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 2:33 p.m. CDT

Margaret Lois Cline, 95, Oregon, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Oregon.

She was born Nov. 10, 1918 on the family farm in Pine Rock Township, Oregon, the daughter of Benjamin H. 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.

She married Howard O. Cline, Oregon, in 1956.

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 21 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.

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.

Lois is survived by her two sons, Daniel (Jan Goetz) Greenfield, and Timothy (Catherine) Greenfield; grandchildren, Ben (Amanda), Ginger, and Graham Greenfield; great-grandchildren, Ava and Jack; and sister, Ann Rosalie Weyrauch. She was predeceased by her sister, Alice Geniel Anderson; her parents; husband; and daughter-in-law, Julie.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 27 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon with Pastor Gordon Landry officiating.

Burial was at Riverview Cemetery, Oregon.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences.

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