Jerry Edward Kline

July 20, 1944 ~ November 30, 2020 (age 76)

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Jerry Edward Kline of Vichy, MO passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, at Phelps Health in Rolla, MO. He was 76 years of age.


Jerry was born July 20, 1944, at Poplar Bluff, MO the son of the late Lawrence T. and Mickey Jean (Banks) Kline.


Jerry Kline was united in marriage to Janet D. Counts on August 10th, 1963 in Sullivan MO. 


He is survived by his beloved wife Janet of 57 years, one daughter Theresa Payne and her husband Todd of St. Louis, MO, two sons Jeff Kline and Jerry and his wife Diane Kline both of Sullivan MO. He is further survived by one brother Larry G. Kline and his wife Sue of Bourbon, MO, along with many cousins and other relatives.

Jerry had 6 very special grandchildren Jacob, Diana, Sarah, Laura, Madison and Reese, along with great grandchildren, Salena, Gabriel, Liam, Lucy, Landyn and one due in January. 


Jerry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed the waters of Lake Taneycomo in Branson, the Gasconade River and especially the mighty Mississippi. One time Jerry was fishing the Mississippi for catfish and hooked a 44-pound catfish on a rod and reel. He had the head-mounted and was featured in the Missouri Field and Stream Magazine. It was a record catfish caught on a rod and reel at the time. He also enjoyed hunting squirrels, deer and turkey. His outdoor life was his great hobby but his family was his pride and joy, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed. 


Due to the Covid-19 illness that took him from a healthy person to his death in a very short time; the family will celebrate his life at a private gathering. 


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All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.



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