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Mardell Kline

Mrs. Mardell Kline, 81, of Buckhannon passed away Thursday, September 4, 2019 at home from complications of Parkinson disease.

Mardell was born on February 19, 1938, at Jumbo, W.Va. to the late Lloyd and Bheula Cogar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kline. During their more than 37 years of marriage, Don and Mardell lived in New Jersey for several years as Don served in the Navy. After his retirement, they moved to Buckhannon where they made their home.

Mardell was one of eleven children. Family members that preceded her in death were six sisters: Delma Mae Cogar, Louise Wright, Katrina Darby, Ellen Ann Achee, Doris Watkins and Neva Sears; two brothers: Garnett Cogar and Delmas Cogar; one nephew, Michael Sears; and one niece, Linda Watkins Carpenter.

Mardell is survived by two siblings: Donald Cogar and wife, Marge, and Leota Parsons all of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters-in–law: Betty Cogar (Garnett) of Middle River, Md. and Brenda Cogar (Delmas) of Elkins, W.Va.; seven nephews: Phillip Setterlund and wife, Jamileth, and Walter “J.R.” Wright all of Hacker Valley, W.Va., Jeff Parsons and Dirk Darby and wife, Tammy, all of Cleveland, Ohio, Glenn Ray Watkins of Mt. Clair, W.Va., Rodney Setterlund of Hedgesville, W.Va. and Joey Setterlund; five nieces: Alana Darby Thompson of St. Matthews, S.C., Stacey Darby Weschke and husband, Rick,  Cheryl Cogar  and  Char, Carol Meyers and  husband Jim and Chrissy Palmer and husband Glen  all of Cleveland, Ohio; several cousins; many friends; and half sister, Willobe Stills formerly of Webster County.

She was a music enthusiast who enjoyed all genres of music. In Mardell’s younger days she and her brother Delmas could be seen anywhere music was being played. Mardell would either be singing along or playing her guitar. Though she knew the words to many songs, she was still shy about playing. Mardell could be defined as a person who cared. She often travelled from Buckhannon to Webster County to visit her cousin in the nursing home. She also took food and home supplies to people in need. Mardell made a difference as a gentle, kind and loving person. Her good spirit will live on in all of those who loved her and she will be greatly missed by many.

Mardell’s family, has peace and comfort in knowing that she is singing in Heavens choir and has been reunited with her friends and family who have gone on before and were waiting for her with open arms.

Mardell’s request for cremation with no services has been honored. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Upshur Memorial Park in Buckhannon. Condolences to the family may be sent in the form of donations to

Big Run Cemetery, in care of: Caroline Cochran 213 McGraw Ave. Webster Springs, WV 26288.

Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral and Cremation, located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Mardell Cogar Kline. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Tomblyn-ClutterFuneral.com.

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