Vernon N. Cline

Born: Sun., Jul. 3, 1949
Died: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Vernon Nelson Cline, age 70, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at his home.  He was born on July 3, 1949 in Medora, IL to Charles E. and Mary C. Holt Cline.  He married Connie Bower on April 2, 2006 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Shipman, IL, and she survives.

Vernon graduated from Southwestern High School in Brighton, IL and then went on to join the United States Army in 1969.  While active in the US Army, he served as a Military Policeman and Detective before his Honorable Discharge in 1974.  Vernon went on to work various jobs before beginning at the Shell Oil Refinery in Wood River, IL in the late 1970s, retiring after 35 years.  He  faithfully volunteered at Pine Lakes in Pittsfield, where he was a seasonal camper for over 20 years. He did various things there that included driving the tractor for all of their hayrides and calling Bingo.  Vernon was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #2910.  He enjoyed building remote control cars and boats, and driving his golf cart.  He also loved Connie and his grandchildren dearly.  Vernon had a very big heart and never knew a stranger.  He set a great example of being a hard worker, and was a devoted and supportive man with a huge heart.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Cline of Pittsfield; children, Joe (Teresa) Cline of Gillespie, IL, Donna (Heywood) Gidcumb of Gillespie, IL, Kim (Jim) Rushton of Hartford, IL, Angie (Paul) Peterson of Milton, IL, Carmen (Mike) Price of Pittsfield, IL,  Gina Edwards of Pittsfield, IL, and Ben (Rachael) Edwards of Champaign, IL; nineteen grandchildren, Andrew Cline, Abbie (Josh) Carroll,  Amanda McBride, Kevin McBride, Dylan McCollum, Alyssa McCollum, Caleb Rushton, Sarah Rushton, Sawyer (Marty) Martin, Rachel (Jeff) Bethard, Joshua (Michele) Mooney, Jodi Mooney, Justine (Brad) Williams, Sylvia Smith, Silas Smith, Ella Edwards, Layla Edwards, Lucy Edwards, Easton Edwards; brother, Stanley (Rhonda) Cline of Bethalto, IL; eighteen great grandchildren; and sister, Brenda (Chip) Young of Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Brenda Burton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield West Cemetery or Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Vernon's memory to the following organizations:

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Shipman, IL

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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Joe Calhoun
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019
In the short time I knew Vern it was obvious that he was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. I know he meant a lot to those in his family that he leaves behind and I'm very sorry for this loss.

Nancy Kindle
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019
Connie , I am so sorry for your loss .hugs

Jim Bower
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019
blessed to have Vern as a bro-in-law. really good man. will miss him so.R.I.P.

Sharon and Jim Kelmel
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
Carmen so sorry to hear of his passing. You and your family have our sympathies and prayers.

Jack Alexander
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by The Martha Holt Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie and family. From The Martha Holt Family

William Oller
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Bill .

With our Deepest sympathies. May his memories be your comfort, now and forever. Bill & Julie Oller

Elsie Stacy
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
My sincere condolences to all the family members.

Linda Smith
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. God bless and comfort you all.

Tracy York
   Posted Sat December 14, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by T York Family.

Our deepest condolences, to you all, who loved him. We hope our prayers will comfort you, and journey with Vern, to Heaven. Tracy York and family

Darrell L Walters
   Posted Mon December 16, 2019
I new Vernon as a kid growing up in Medora, he was a great guy and Ilooked up to him and enjoyed his company. I know that he will be sadley missied. My heart goes out to fhe whole family.
He new me as JR. May God be with you in this time of your loss.

Ted and Deb Festa
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
Dear Connie and Family,

Ted and I were saddened to hear of Vern's sudden passing. We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband. We will remember him fondly and the time you both spent at Pine Lakes. We know he made a lot of children happy on the hey ride! We wish you love and peace and God's blessings during this difficult time.

Ted and Deb

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