Viola Cline


Viola D. Cline, 98, of Defiance, passed away at 11 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013, at Toledo Hospital, Toledo.

She was born in New Bavaria, OH on January 10, 1915, the daughter of the late Joseph and Wilhemina (Gephart) Brown. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a homemaker. On August 17, 1935, she married Christopher Cline, who died February 26, 1979.

Surviving are: a daughter, Joan Hussey of Defiance; son, William "Butch" (Connie) Cline of Defiance; and son-in-law, Oscar Trivett. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher; daughter, Ruth Ann Trivett; brothers, Leland Brown and Leorell Brown; sister, Vontella "Bonnie" Brown; son-in-law, Harold Hussey; and her parents.

Services will be held at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, with Deacon Jeff Mayer officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday 3-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home. Interment will be at Riverview Memory Gardens.

Suggested memorials are to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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