Helen Cline Obituary

Helen E.  Cline
Helen E. Cline

February 25, 1925 - May 6, 2019
Born in Columbiana
Resided in Formerly of Austintown, Ohio
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Helen Elizabeth departed this world peacefully. She was taken home to heaven where her dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ greeted her on May 6, 2019. She was born in Columbiana to her beloved parents Frank and Mary Hicks on February 25, 1925.

Helen received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. Throughout her life she maintained her passion for love of music and teaching children. Helen taught piano and organ lessons for 64 years. She was a teacher of music in the Austintown Schools for 22 years. She both founded and directed the Austintown Boys Choir for 13 years. Several of her talented students have won prestigious awards in music.

As a ministry to the Lord she served as the organist at Columbiana Methodist, Grace Reformed Church, Poland Methodist and Youngstown Baptist Church.

Some of her accomplishments include; receiving a Martha Holding Jennings Scholar Award and Youngstown TMCA Woman of the Year Award. In 1992 a student selected her as a teacher who “made a difference in her life” and was then included in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. She belonged to the Youngstown Music Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers Association. Helen enjoyed traveling throughout Europe with fellow teachers that were also close friends.

Until recently she would meet each month for a luncheon with her childhood friends from Columbiana. She was an avid reader of Amish and mystery novels. Each morning she would read her daily devotionals and Bible.

She is survived by her daughter Gretchen Price (Brad), granddaughters Stephanie Kennedy, Christina Bonarigo (Joe) and great grandchildren Caitlin and Grace Kennedy and Joey and Jenna Bonarigo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son Robert “Bobby” Cline.

Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and had deep faith while living on promises of the Lord.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, May 10th from 10:00-11:00 AM at Lane Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Todd Ave, Boardman, Ohio. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church , 3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44511 or The Rescue Mission , 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Youngstown, Ohio 44510.

The family would like to thank Masternick Memorial in New Middletown as well as Hospice of the Valley for their kindness and compassionate care.





Calling Hours
Lane Family Funeral Homes - Anstrom Chapel
8387 Tod Ave
Boardman, OH United States 44512
Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Funeral Service
Lane Family Funeral Homes - Anstrom Chapel
8387 Tod Ave
Boardman, OH United States 44512
Friday, May 10, 2019
11:00 AM


Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
3300 Canfield Rd.
Youngstown, OH US 44511
The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley