Frances Rose Arndt Cline

(Aug 3, 1924 to Apr 25, 2012)

Frances Rose Arndt Cline, 87, of Charleston, SC and formerly of Morton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The relatives and friends of Frances Cline are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 3 at St. Peter’s Church, 101 Middleton Street, Riverside NJ. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside.rnrnFrances was born on August 3, 1924 in Palmyra, New Jersey, daughter of the late Paul Arndt and Frances Merk Arndt. She graduated from Palmyra High School in 1942 and worked as a chemist for Riverside Metals in New Jersey, doing work for the Department of Defense during World War II. Frances was a very dedicated, hard working mother who raised two sons. She became a tutor, teaching primary grade school children with reading problems how to read with remarkable results. At age 31, Frances began teaching first grade at Our Lady of Peace School in Milmont, PA. The following year she started the first kindergarten and later taught primary grades 1 through 6 at the school. She taught at the Eddystone Elementary School for about 20 years. She began taking classes at Villanova University towards a bachelor’s degree to become a certified teacher. She graduated in 1961 and was the first in her family to graduate from college. In 1970, at the age of 46, Frances completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Villanova University. She retired from teaching in 1985 and enjoyed gardening, taking cruises, traveling Europe and sewing. She moved to South Carolina in 2005 to be near her family.rnrnShe is survived by her two sons, Robert P. Cline and his wife, Sheila of North Charleston, SC and John W. Cline and his wife, Pheara of Seattle, WA. Frances was also blessed with six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.rnrnIn lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2130 Franklin Avenue, Morton, PA 19070.rn

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  1. Kate Lynch

    Your Mom was very special lady. I think of her often but especially when I use one of the many craft items she created. We enjoyed playing scrabble and sharing a cup of tea. She taught me how to sew and I still hear her voice gently guiding me whenever I pick up a needle and thread. She will always be in my heart.

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