Martha 'Marti' L. Kline

Nov 21, 1921 - Aug 8, 2014

Martha (Marti) L. Kline, 92, of Vista and Palm Desert, Calif., died Friday evening, Aug. 8, 2014, in Palm Desert, Calif.

She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Sandusky to William and Catherine (Stawetski) Mainzer, now deceased. She attended Sandusky High School, but was a graduate of Monroeville High School, class of 1939. 

She worked in real estate in Michigan, and after moving to California, volunteered at Scripps Clinic until promoted to the ophthalmology department as Dr. Sevel’s secretary. 

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Del Mar, Calif., and was a Eucharistic minister for many years. She lived life to the fullest; she was an avid golfer, amateur poet, painter of landscapes and an accomplished pianist and organist. She loved playing poker and bridge with close friends.

She is survived by her son, James H. Kline of Erie, Pa.; daughter, Dr. Diane M. Kline of Palm Desert, Calif.; and her very good friend, Lou Keller of Vista, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kline, whom she married Oct. 25, 1941, and who died May 9, 1988; brothers, Gilbert, Clarence and Russell Mainzer; and sisters, Mildred Brubaker, Evelyn Danford and Kathryn Greilich.

A memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday. Aug. 29, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 43-775 Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert, Calif. Father Howard Lincoln will officiate. Ashes will be scattered at sea, according to her wishes, the second week of September at Sunset Cliffs, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Saint James Academy: Teacher Wish List, 623 South Nardo Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075.