Alice Gafner Cline, 89, of North East, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Brevillier Village. She was born in Rome, NY, on February 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Ella Kanwisher Gafner.
Alice moved to North East in 1971 and joined Park United Methodist Church, where she remained an active member throughout her life. Alice served as both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, supporting scouting throughout her life. She especially loved Girl Scout cookies. Alice was active in the Masonic order. She joined Eastern Star in 1960 while living in Liverpool, NY, became a member of Shiloh Chapter #153 on March 3, 1975, serving as Worthy Matron from 1983-1984. In 2010, she became a Golden Star, as a 50-year member. Alice enjoyed being a member of the Cycle Corp with her husband Harvey; she was a member of Daughters of the Nile from 1984 to the present, serving as Queen twice. She was Chair of the Annual Craft show for over 35 years, raising money for the Shrine Hospital for Children. Other areas of interest include Red Hat Society, Women's Club of North East, playing bridge, travel, reading.
Alice lived first for her family, celebrating their successes through life. Her family and friends enjoyed her witty comments, sharp mind, and willingness to do whatever it takes to help others.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Walker Cline; two brothers, Don (Patricia) and Fred Gafner (Janice); she is survived by her sons, David (Laura) and Dr. Charles Cline (Brenda); her daughter, Sandra Troester (John); seven grandchildren, Adam, Matthew (Megan), Todd, John, Allie, Wade, and Dakota, as well as two great-grandsons; Patrick and Carson. All will sadly miss her.
Friends will be received at the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 S. Lake St., North East, PA on Tuesday from 11 A.M. until the time of the funeral services there at 1 P.M. The Rev. Eric Leonard will officiate. Shiloh Chapter #153 and the Daughters of the Nile will conduct services there at 12:30 P.M. before the funeral service. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W 8th St, Erie PA, 16505. To send condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.com.