Richard Lowell Kline, 67, passed away November 24, 2010 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri, surrounded by his wife and family. 

Richard Lowell Kline, 67, passed away November 24, 2010 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri, surrounded by his wife and family.  

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Royer Funeral Home in Grain Valley, MO.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time.

Richard was born on a farm in Audubon County, Iowa on November 5, 1943, the second child of Frederick Lowell Kline and Erma Christina (Dennison) Kline.  He was united in marriage to Kathryn E. Simpson on October 9, 1964 in Osceola, Iowa.  Richard worked for Clarke Electric Cooperative in Osceola, starting as a lineman and working his way up to Director of Operations before his retirement in 2003 after 39 years of dedicated service.  He was a devoted husband and father, with a gentle heart; always willing to help family and friends in need.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Merlyn Kline, and sister Cheryl Denning.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years; his son, Randall Jeffery Kline and wife Tressa of Sandy, Oregon; daughter, Kristina Renee Gaughran, husband Jacob and his first grandchild-to-be of Independence, Missouri; step-mother, Doris Kline of Indianola, Iowa; brother, James and wife, Sue of Granger, Iowa; brother, Kenneth and wife Sharon of Promise City, Iowa; sister, Amy Kline of Des Moines, Iowa; step-brother Michael McCarl of Oklahoma; step-sister Patty Amerson of Iowa; step-sister,Linda Percifield of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Richard will be sadly missed by all those that had the joy and honor of knowing him.

Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, 816-847-4441.