Barnabetta Rae Cline, age 93, of Guttenberg, IA, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Clermont, IA on March 27, 1926, to Cornelius and Winnifred (Connor) Olson. She graduated from Clermont High School in 1943 and then went on to graduate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA.
On November 7, 1947 Barnabetta married Laird Cline at the Church of our Savior, Episcopal in Clermont. To this union they were blessed with three children; D’Ana, Tracey, and Shane.
Barnabetta was a devoted wife and mother, she loved working with her husband on the family farm near Clermont, before they moved to Guttenberg, IA in 1974. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and an active member of the Mississippi River Belles Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed nature, wildlife, & outdoor activities, especially boating and golfing. She was an avid knitter and reader. She also enjoyed making her special rolls for the holidays with her granddaughter, Jessica. Her family will remember her for her sassy and spunky personality.
Left to cherish her memory are her children; D’Ana Mitchell, Tracey Gardner, Shane (Darcy) Cline, grandchildren; Stephanie Torrez, Nina (Chad) Norris, Matthew Mitchell, and Jessica and Beau Cline. Great Grandsons; Logan and Mason Norris and Isaiah and Elijah Torrez, plus many friends and neighbors.
Barnabetta was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Laird in 2003.
Memorials may be given to the Guttenberg Library, Northeast Iowa Boy Scouts Council, or the Shriners Hospital for Children Twin Cities Unit.
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