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Frances A. Kline, longtime teacher
Sept. 5, 1910 -- March 16, 2006

Frances A. Kline, a longtime teacher, died Thursday in Briody Health Care Facility after a brief illness. She was 95.

Born in Syracuse, Miss Kline moved to Ridgewood when she was young and attended Newfane District 1, a one-room schoolhouse, and then Lockport High School. She graduated from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1932.

Miss Kline was the great-granddaughter of Moses C. Crapsey, a pioneer settler of Niagara County.

A teacher for 37 years, she began teaching in grades 4 to 8 in Newfane District 1, which by then was a two-room schoolhouse. She then taught at Buffalo Public Schools 80 and 61, as well Millard Fillmore Junior High School, and retired in 1970.

Miss Kline lived in Buffalo for 25 years during the time she taught in the city, and then moved back to Lockport.

She was a life member of Buffalo State Alumni Association, Niagara County Historical Society, New York State Retired Teachers Association of Eastern Niagara County, Lockport Senior Citizens, and Fellowship Family of Niagara Bible Conference.

Miss Kline was also a member of Ridgewood Bible Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, deaconess, church clerk and Pioneer Girls coordinator.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ridgewood Bible Church, 7070 Ridge Road. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.


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