Jane Eleanor (Plymire) Cline

March 6, 1925 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 95)


Jane Eleanor Plymire Cline was taken home by the Angels this Christmas. Jane was born on March 6, 1925 in Danville, Il. She graduated Danville High School in 1943. As a young woman, she worked as a bookkeeper at Western Brick and Griffith’s Body Shop. Jane married Roy “Joe “Cline in 1948. They had three children.

Jane operated a small store “Country Cousins” from her home in Vermilion Heights. In addition to handcrafted items, she loved selling penny candy to the local children.

Jane was active in her community and in her church. She attended Vermilion Heights Christian Church and later, Trinity Episcopal Church. Jane was a leader in both churches, serving as Sunday School teacher and on the Vestry. In the public sphere, Jane served on the Danville Housing Authority Board for many years. She was an election judge.  Jane was an active volunteer in the Danville Pre- K program. She was a literacy volunteer.

Many knew Jane as an artisan. She hand-wove caned chairs. She displayed her art in various venues and taught caning at DACC. Jane worked at many local businesses as a salesman.

Jane was known for her sweet kindness. She never knew a stranger and always cared deeply for those needing a “home”. She sponsored international exchange students and cared for relatives in her home during periods of illness.  Her love and pride of her family knew no limits.

Many describe Jane as “a stick of dynamite… little but mighty in spirit”. She had a strong sense of self. She learned to swim in her 60’s because she didn’t want to be left out of the fun, worked at Yellowstone for a season and traveled to the Yucatan and to Scotland. In her 90’s, she rode in a RzR with her son around the property, giggling the entire time.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Florence and Clarence (Doc) Plymire; and 3 siblings, James Plymire, Margaret Plymire, and Coranna Plymire. Her brother, David (Barbara) Plymire survives. Her eldest son and his wife, David and Cheryl Cline, precede her in death. 

Surviving are two children, Chuck (Becci) Cline of Danville and Beth (Michael) Offutt of Bismarck. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren: Nate (Sarah) Cline, Nelle (Lee) Quick, Chad (Lindy) Cline, Parker Cline, and Matt Cline, and 6 great grandchildren: Aiden Cline, Mason Quick, Ethan Cline, Neve Cline, Ridgely Cline and Andie Marie Cline.

 Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Bowman Estates for their loving care of Jane in her last years.  Special thanks given to her CNA, Stacie White, who loved Jane like family and was her constant during these times of seclusion due to COVID.  Thanks, also, to the staff on 4 West at OSF who cared for her in her last days.

A memorial service will be held at later date. Gifts of memorial can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Danville.  Online condolences:

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