Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Elsie Louise (Boor) Cline

Elsie Louise Cline, age 87, of 35 Parkwood Drive, Shelby, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital after a short illness.

She was born February 12, 1920 in Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Mason and Mary Catherine (England) Boor. On May 10, 1941 she married Henry R. Cline at her parent’s home, and he survives.

Also surviving along with her husband, is one daughter, Linda Cline of Shelby; a sister, Martha Jean Smith of Monroeville; 2 brothers, Salo and Virginia Boor and Robert and Mary Ellen Boor all of Shelby; Many Nieces and Nephews. Though Elsie never had grandchildren of her own, she dearly loved and adopted her neighbors’, Pat and Patience Lewis’ three children, Parker, Riley and Rees Lewis. She was preceded in death by 2 infant sons; 4 sisters, Doris Taylor, Ramona Crall, Joy Longnecker, and Miriam Daup; 4 brothers, Grayson, John, Gerald and Eugene Boor.

Elsie graduated in 1938 from Shiloh High School. She began her working career as a bubble gum wrapper at Shelby Gum Company. She worked at the First National Bank and the Citizens Bank of Shelby. She had owned the Elsie Louise Shoppes in Shelby, Plymouth and New Washington for many years, retiring from Wickes Lumber Company as a bookkeeper.

Elsie was an active member of First United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and past president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Rizpah Chapter #153 Order of Eastern Star, and Gourmet Club. Elsie was well known for her skills in the kitchen, especially her pie baking. She passed on her cooking and baking skills as a teacher in the adult education department at Pioneer Joint Vocational School.

Friends may call on Friday, August 24, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where Eastern Star Services will be conducted at 7:45 PM. Funeral services will be on Saturday, at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church in Shelby with Pastor Gail Angel officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the church.
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Elsie Cline
    Your_Name: John and Julie Swanger Family


    Dear Henry and Linda,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers over the newt few days during Mrs. Cline’s services. We are sorry to say we will be moving the girls into their respective colleges and we will be unable to attend. Elsie was loved by all who knew her. Thanks for sharing her with us.
    Julie and family
    Family_of: Elsie Louise Cline
    Your_Name: Robert Ellis


    It was with sadness that I noted the passing of Elsie Cline. She was a long-time friend and, indeed, a premier lady who will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
    Family_of: Elsie Cline
    Your_Name: Max and Linda Caywood


    Dear Henry and Linda,
    We were saddened to read of your loss. We have many fond memories of Elsie. We know that, along with all of her many many friends, the whole Shelby community will sorely miss her. Our prayers of support are with you at this time.

    Max and Linda Caywood, The Villages, Florida *******************************************************************************
    Family_of: Henry and Linda Cline
    Your_Name: Pam Sweeney

    Dear Henry and Linda,

    I am sorry I cannot be with you during this difficult
    time, as you have done I am taking care of mom in
    the hospital also.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers, she will always
    be remembered, I will always remeber her being so
    quite and her smile.
    Thank you for supporting her in all she did through
    our church, home, and Eastern Star. She will be missed.
    I will miss her wonderful pies too, thier was none better
    than Elsie’s ….
    God Bless you all and your entire family during this time.


    Pam Sweeney

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