Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Johnny Kline, 42, Fort Madison


Johnny Kline, 42 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison.  He was born May 23, 1975 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a son of Johnnie and Virgie (Lyles) Kline.  On July 18, 1998 he married Theresa Clark in Fort Madison.

Johnny was a 1994 graduate of Vicksburg High School.  He earned a bachelors degree at Iowa Wesleyan in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and a Masters of Theology at Life Christian University, Quincy, Illinois.  He was a former Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Fort Madison.  He was a member of Cathedral of Worship in Quincy.  He worked at First Resources in Burlington for years and was currently working for Insight in Mt. Pleasant.  He loved football and coached High School / Middle School levels for years.  He enjoyed fishing, grilling, and researching family genealogy.  He loved God and his family.  He was known for his sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Kline of Fort Madison; his father, Johnnie (Yvette) Kline of Oneonta, Alabama; mother, Virgie Kline of Vicksburg; two sons, Jamari Kline and Jamarkus Kline both of Fort Madison; one daughter, Dezire Kline of Fort Madison; one brother Ray (Liz) Kline of Little Elm, Texas; three sisters: Donna (Detriche) Walker, Angela Smith, and DeeAnna Kline all of Vicksburg; God brothers, Derrick (Lisa) Rainey of Vicksburg and Fred (Christina) Sanders of Memphis, Tennessee; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His family will greet friends at visitation 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, with Bishop E.L. Warren officiating.  Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Online condolences to the Kline family may be made at

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