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“Thoughts and prayers on the behalf of my family to yours having just learned of your loss. Dr. Kline saw members of our family for various concerns...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathryn Petonke - Dayton, OH

“Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family. Dr. Kline will be missed by many people who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was kind, patient & gentle...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Mitchell

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. He touched my mom so deeply and was a beacon of light for her through difficult times. A special soul. My mom...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Irmgard Powell - Dayton, OH

“Heart felt sympathy from Tom and Billie Allan. Bruce will be missed but not forgotten. Peace be with all those who mourn his loss. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Billie and Tom Allan - Bowie, MD

“Bruce was a highly generous and compassionate man. My condolences go out to his large extended family and friends who surrounded him throughout his...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Kimberly Bush and Miguel Lopez- Castillo - NY

“My heartfelt sympathy to the family. May sweet memories fill your hearts with love and peace as you honor a life well lived. Blessings. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Doubt - Bartlesville, OK

“The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State extends its deepest sympathy to the family of our charter class alum, Dr. Bruce Kline. Through...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: LaPearl Logan Winfrey, PhD, Dean - OH

“I am truly sorry about the loss of your loved one. May the peace of God comfort and strengthen you to endure this difficult time. My thoughts are...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be missed by so many people. I did not know you as well as I know some of the other members of your family, but I know the impact you have...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Brown - Newberg, OR

“The Wright State University Retirees Association extends our condolence to the family of Dr. Kline. We also wish to acknowledge his many years of...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies to the family. I knew Bruce and Linda at Central, they were a year ahead of me. He was a great guy and a leader on campus. My...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ada Jensen Mooney - Lavon, TX

“Having crossed paths most certainly during Kayla's shenanigans at MCSD, I cannot remember meeting Bruce personally. I certainly can acknowledge...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Burger - Dayton, OH


KLINE, Bruce Edward, 72, loving husband, father, grandfather and founder of Bruce E. Kline Psy.D. and Associates, died on August 4, 2017 at his home in Kettering, OH. Bruce was born August 23, 1944 in Woodstock, IL, to Bruce L. and Kneldrith Kline. He earned an A.A. degree at Central College of McPherson, KS and was married to Linda Wallis in 1964. He completed a B.S. degree at Greenville College in 1968 and began teaching at McPherson High School, McPherson, KS. His wife, Linda, died after an extended illness in 1969. In December of 1970, Bruce married Leora Martin, orchestra director for the McPherson school district. He completed an M.A.in Clinical Experimental Psychology at Wichita State University in 1977, taught Psychology at Sterling College in Sterling, KS and was Clinical Director of the Mingenback Family Life Center of McPherson. The family later moved to Dayton, OH where he earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in 1982. Dr. Kline founded Bruce E. Kline Psy.D. and Associates, in Dayton, OH in 1983. Dr. Kline was a Clinical Professor at The School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University and received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the School of Professional Psychology in 2002. Dr. Kline was named president of the Wright State University Alumni Association in 2010 and served on the Board of Directors of the Wright State University Foundation. As a past president and chair of the Dayton Opera Board, Bruce played and active and important role in the formation of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. As a member of the Dayton Opera Chorus for 28 years, he sang in 80 operas with his last performance as recently as February of 2017. He was named Servant Leader of the Year in 2017 by Central Christian College of Kansas. Bruce Kline’s entire family was important to him. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Wallis Kline and his father, Bruce L. Kline. He is survived by his wife, Leora; daughter, April (David) Kline Bush of Dayton, OH; son, Jonathan (Jackie) Kline of Gambrills, MD; and beloved grandchildren, Kayla and Hanalei Bush, and Levi Kline. He is also survived by his mother, Kneldrith Kline of Wichita, KS, his siblings and their families: Frank (Rhonda) Kline of Seattle WA, Carolyn (Pat) Gaughan and Miriam (Willis) Overholt of Wichita, Celeste (Gary) Cranston of Seattle, and his brother-in-law, Carl Martin of Winfield, KS. The Service of Committal will take place at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson KS on Thursday, August 10 at 10:30 am with Visitation at 12:30pm at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W Euclid St, McPherson, KS 67460. The Memorial Service will be August 13 at 3pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd, Dayton, OH 45429. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Central Christian College Track and Field Project, 1200 S Main St, McPherson, KS 67460, or to the Bruce E. Kline Scholarship, Wright State University Foundation, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435, or Dayton Performing Arts Alliance for Dayton Opera, 126 N. Main Street, Suite210, Dayton, OH, 45402. The family especially thanks Hospice of Dayton and all who gave their loving support to Bruce. Condolence may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.

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