October 29, 1956 ~ July 7, 2021
Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Danville, Indiana
With great sadness, we announce of passing of Tina Louise Cline (née Kinnick). She departed peacefully at age 64 on July 7, 2021, in Danville, Indiana, succumbing to kidney failure and cancer. Tina was a life-long resident of Indianapolis, born October 29, 1956 to parents Eloise Foreman and Richard “Shorty” Kinnick, Sr. She attended Washington High School (Indianapolis) until she was called to serve selflessly as the Matriarch for her younger siblings. As a young woman, Tina was known for her kindness, long raven hair, enchanting eyes, and quick wit which caught the attention of Michael “Mike” Cline. Mike and Tina met at a Washington High School football game and fell in love, marrying on March 7, 1975. Following their marriage, they welcomed their only son, Jeremy, in 1978.
Tina was a devoted housewife, sister, friend, mother-in-law and grandmother. She was known for her love of traveling, crafting, thrifting, love of catch-phrases and quirky sense of humor. Most importantly, she touched our hearts with her beautiful spirit, encouragement and resilience. Being a loving wife, adoring sister, and doting “Geeyah” (grandmother) to her grandchildren brought her much joy. Tina’s sudden passing leaves an immeasurable void for all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mike; son Jeremy (Shari) Cline; grandchildren (Genevieve and Elias); siblings, Kathy Kinnick, Lisa Hutchings, Julie (Anthony) Synesael, Tracy Kinnick, Kim Kinnick and Bruce Kinnick; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by Eloise, Richard Sr., Karen Kinnick (sister), Richard Kinnick, Jr. (brother), Barry Kinnick (brother) and pets Gretchen, Jack and Rudy.
Please join us for a public memorial service to celebrate the life of Tina. We will gather on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 5:00pm -7:00pm at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services (1604 W. Morris St., Indianapolis, IN 46221). Per her wishes, Tina will be cremated in a private ceremony at a later date. Flowers and condolences may be offered at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Indianapolis Humane Society or Eagle Creek Park Foundation in memory of Tina L. Cline.
“I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you and then I realized…you spent the rest of your life with me. I smile because I know you loved me till the day you went away. And will keep loving me… till the day we’re together again.” –unknown