June Sadd Kline, age 92, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at her home in Catlett, Virginia, surrounded by her daughters and family.
Mrs. Kline was born June 18, 1928, in Washington, D.C. to the late Walter Charles Sadd and Mabel Eleanor Brown.
She lived in and around Manassas throughout her life and treasured her family, her church, and hot fudge sundaes.
June graduated from Osbourn High School as valedictorian in 1946. She earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Bridgewater College in 1950 with a double major in elementary education and psychology. Education remained close to her heart throughout her life. She rejoiced in the varied accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.
In 1950, June married Paul Kline in the front yard of Tudor Hall, her family home in Manassas. They made their home on the farm near Broad Run on the outskirts of Manassas, where they raised a family of seven children.
They opened Kline's Freeze (1965) and Kline's Drive-In (1969) in Manassas, where they served ice cream, milkshakes, banana splits, and footlong hotdogs to generations of loyal customers.
Mrs. Kline mentored several decades of young people who worked in her restaurants, encouraging them to work hard and live well.
She is remembered fondly throughout the Manassas community by those who worked their first job or tasted their first ice cream cone at one of the Klines' restaurants.
Mrs. Kline delighted in watching her 18 grandchildren grow, study, and start families of their own. She enjoyed sharing in the life milestones and day-to-day activities of her 27 great grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with Paul and her siblings, and later, with other family members. At 90 years old, she volunteered as a Sunday School teacher at the Manassas Church of the Brethren, helping with the preschool class.
Mrs. Kline is predeceased by her husband Paul Emerson Kline, her parents, and her sister Roberta Nelson Messamer.
She is survived by one brother and spouse: Hudson (Bonnie) Sadd of Manheim, Pennsylvania; two sisters: Marian (John) Layman of Bridgewater, Virginia, and JoAnne Sadd Eby of Fairfax, Virginia.
She is also survived by her seven children and their spouses: Jeanette (Doug) Shonk of Goldvein, Virginia; Helen (Burton)Wolf of Union, Ohio; Wayne (Loretta) Kline of Manassas, Virginia; Bonnie (Melvin) Cheshire of Bristow, Virginia; Lorraine (James) Croushorn of Midland, Virginia; Donna (Harold) House of Nokesville, Virginia; and Lynn (Joan) Kline also of Nokesville.
Also surviving are her 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; many extended family members; and loving caretakers Sandy Northam and Hannah Skinner.
Visitation will be held at 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, on the lawn at Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road in Manassas, Virginia, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., also on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with Pastor Amanda North officiating. Interment will follow at Cannon Branch Cemetery, in Manassas.
The viewing and funeral service will be held outdoors. Please bring your own chair or a blanket for seating. To assure the safety of family and friends, please wear a mask and maintain 10 feet of social distance until seated with your family group.
A video recording of the service will be available on YouTube. Please call the Manassas Church of the Brethren office at 703-368-4783 for more information. Memorial contributions may be made in the form of a donation to Manassas Church of the Brethren 10047 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110 (www.manassasbrethren.org), Heifer International, 1015 Louisiana St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 (www.heifer.org) or Farthest Corners, PO Box 213, Nokesville, Virginia 20182 (www.farthestcorners.org) in memory of June Kline. Condolences may be sent to www.piercefh.com.