Helen Jane (Phillips) Cline

August 27, 1932 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 87)


Helen Jane Cline went to be with the Lord January 5, 2020, surrounded by family at Garrett Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 27, 1932, in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of the late Captain Charles E. and Rachel Hostetter Phillips.

She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in 1960 and a Master of Arts in Literacy Education in 1972. After a 30-year teaching career, she retired from the Preston County Board of Education in 1988.

Following retirement, Jane was led to mission services. She first served as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at a women’s shelter near Atlanta, GA counseling victims of domestic violence. As a Christian missionary, Jane traveled through Bhutan, China, and Russia. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Jane was a founding member of the Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Business and Professional Women’s Association, and a Board member of the Preston Taylor Community Health Centers. She was also a volunteer at the Rowlesburg Community Park, Rowlesburg Athletic Boosters, Rowlesburg PTO, Rowlesburg School, and the Carol Anne Hooton Library. Additionally, Jane was an avid WVU athletics fan and rarely missed a game.

Jane is survived by her Children and their spouses, Charles Cline and Cheryl of Aurora, WV; Jane Cline Chilton and Robert of Charleston, WV; Margaret Martin and Robert II; Jon Ellen Cline; Katherine Everly and James II all of Rowlesburg, WV. Seven Grandchildren and spouses, John Jay Grago and Tracy of Petersburg, WV; Charles Cline II and Kathy of Cranesville, WV; Christian Martin and Sarah, of Raeford, NC; Caitlin Martin and Sadee of Raeford, NC; Mackenzie Hoffer and Brady; Todd Everly and Elesa; Zachary Everly all of Rowlesburg, WV. Great-Grandchildren Nicholas Leonard; Brooke Hawk and Taylor Grago; Kilie and Christian Martin II; Abigail Cline; Elizabeth Hoffer. As well as, lifelong family friend Anne Felty and many more nieces and nephews.

The family would also like to acknowledge the many wonderful friends Jane had throughout her life, too many of which there are to list individually.

Cremation services were under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Crematory.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church 8931 Garrett HWY, Oakland MD 21550 or the Rowlesburg Volunteer Ambulance Association P.O BOX 428, Rowlesburg, WV 26425.

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