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Ann B. Kline

May 28, 1947 - February 26, 2020

Ann B. Kline, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Born on May 28, 1947, proudly raised on an apple orchard in Mechanicsburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Ray A. and Lydia Alice (Brenizer) Biesecker. Ann was a dedicated homemaker and spent her life loving and guiding her children. Their home became a retreat for the many teenagers who would view Ann as a second mom. However, once her children were grown, Ann took her talents, energy, and enthusiasm to the University of Delaware, primarily the Trabant Student Center. Ann won numerous, distinguished awards during her career at the University. She built relationships with the students and the people around her, as she did throughout her life.

In her spare time, Ann put together thousands of puzzles, decorated her home like a professional, and shopped without stop. Her shoe and pocketbook collections are renowned. Yet, most of what she purchased was for others, constantly showering those she loved with a token of thoughtfulness. Ann made Christmas come alive every year. She celebrated her favorite holiday in the most beautiful fashion, her bow making skills were unprecedented and she passed that talent to many. Ann lived for her family, her 9 grandchildren thought Non was the most incredible grandmother ever. She was a cherished wife of 52 years, never was there a marriage stronger or more devoted than Ann and Jim’s. Anyone who knew them, witnessed their great love which was an example to all. Ann made other people feel special, she was warm and wonderful. 

Ann is survived by her loving husband, James A. Kline; children, Kristin A. Giakas (Rob) of Newark, Kelly K. Johnson (Nick) of Richmond, VA and J. Kurtis Kline (Kim) of West Chester, PA; grandchildren, Alec M. Giakas, Kyra E. Giakas, Nina A. Giakas, Gabrielle K. Johnson, N. Grant Johnson, Genevieve M. Johnson, Lydia A. Kline, Hope E. Kline and Cora G. Kline; sister, Kay Trimmer of Mechanicsburg, PA; sister-in-law, Jan Galloway of Hershey, PA; and her beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Crossroads Bible Church, 144 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to Crossroads Bible Church at the address listed above or Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

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  • Peace and love from the McDonald Family

  • Ann`s work on this earth is done but never to be forgotten. Rest in peace with our Lord. Prayers for the family and friends she so dearly loved.

  • Mom Kline,
    I’ve never met nor will I ever meet a more caring loving person, who was always concerned about everyone else, no matter where our paths crossed you always made my heart smile. Love you Mom Kline❤️🙏🏻

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace be the journey

  • My heart is with you all, as you walk through this incredibly sad time.

  • We pray for God to give you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time. Your mom sounded like a very special woman Kelly. Your Messiah family has you in our prayers!
    Nancy, Eric and Shay

  • So verry sorry. Ann was the kindest, mist living personn I know. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  • Our deepest condolences go out to to you all–on the passing of your dear wife, mother, grandmother & friend.
    Close in our hearts and prayers, dear ones.

    New Life family/Midlothian, VA

  • Sorry for your loss. I’m sure you will miss her for all times. She was a rock like all us mothers have to be with family. But we love doing it. You all are our rewards. You make us proud. God bless each and everyone of you.

  • I was Ann’s nurse at Christiana on 5e. She was such a special person with so much grace and love. I was so touched by her strength and positivity. You could see how much live was in her family. I know she will be deeply missed. I will always remember her strength. God bless.

  • I’m very sad and shocked to hear of Ann’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will see you Saturday. Fondly, Linda Smith

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy. I briefly worked with Anne at UD while we were in Willard Hall. Ann was one of the kindest ladies who always wore a smile and was ready to assist anyone and always spoke highly of her family.

  • Jim, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Ann was indeed a special lady. Prayers and love to you all. ❤️

  • No one lived a more exemplar life than Ann. She exuded love and caring. Her face was always aglow with generosity and empathy. Jim, you made a wonderful choice when you chose Ann as your wife. We send our sympathy and love to all the family.

  • Kurt, Kim, and Family,
    Our condolences for your Mom’s passing. Reading about your mom, she was a special lady and I know you all miss here. Best wishes for peace to com quickly back to your lives after such a loss.

  • We love you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Kurt, Kim, and Family,
    Reading about your Mom was inspirational. She sounds like she was a blessing to all she met. Our condolences for the loss of your Mom. We pray that you find peace in her memory and knowing she will always be remembered by those who’s lives she touched.

  • My sincerest sympathy to you, Jim & your family. I am a Mechanicsburg, PA Class of 1965 classmate & have such lovely memories of Ann in Glee Club, Bandfront & Junior & Senior High School. May you feel God’s love, peace & grace during this difficult time.

  • Our prayers are with the Kline family at this sad time. You are in our minds and in our hearts.

  • Dear Jim and family
    My condolences in your loss of Ann. I know this is a very sad time for all of you. My prayers are with each of you. I believe Ann will be in the middle of all of you as you celebrate her passing. I can see her happy smile, smiling – smiling.
    I`m sorry that I can not be present on Saturday but will think of you in prayer. Rosie White

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time-Kelly your Mom was a lovely lady and I a so so sorry-You are a very special family-Our deepest sympathies-We love you KElly and all the family

  • I will always remember Non for her dedication to her grandchildren’s sports. She was always excited to go see the next game and cheer her grandchildren on no matter how far she had to drive. I also remember her beautiful smile and continual words of love and encouragement to all.
    You will be missed so much !
    Carla and family

  • I didn’t know Ann and Jim real well only at church and Ann was always so kind and loving to me every time I meet her at church. It was my pleasure to know her for the short time she walked this way. Know with the Lord she has no more pain. Jim our love and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ann was a blessing to us all. I admired her joy and love for her family and always appreciated her warmth and kindness.