Irvin L. Cline


Irvin L. Cline, 84, of North Vernon, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 14, 1931, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Clarence E. and Mildred Faye Perkinson Cline, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 4, 1953, he married Evelyn Ash Cline, who preceded him in death May 27, 1999.

Irvin graduated from Vernon High School in 1949 and was retired as a senior industrial engineer at Cummins Engine Co. in 1987. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and had served on the board of his local REMC and as Democratic sheriff for elections in Sand Creek Township. He enjoyed farming and woodworking.

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Survivors include a son, David (Teresa) Cline of Saginaw, Michigan; a daughter, Susan (Kevin Kent) Cline of Indianapolis; and two stepgrandsons, Patrick and Ryan Kent.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Thomas Cline.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in North Vernon with the Rev. Marvin Sweet officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or St. Vincent Hospice.

Friends are invited to light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence in Mr. Cline’s memory at