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Catherine Mary Lou Cline

Sunday, July 18, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Tri-State Fellowship

Sunday, July 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Tri-State Fellowship


Catherine Mary Lou Cline, 74, of Greencastle, PA, passed away, Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home.

Born Tuesday, February 26, 1946 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late D. Mark Ridenour and the late Mary Lillian (Kugel) Ridenour.

She graduated from Smithsburg High School. She was most proud of working for So-Fro Fabrics and Wal-Mart Garden Center. She was active in Community Bible Study and Tri-State Fellowship. 

She is survived by her children, Molly Jean Rider and Mark Kenneth Cline, both of Greencastle, PA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and brother, Sidney Ridenour of Smithsburg, MD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morris Cline; son, John Matthew Cline; and brothers, David Ridenour and Walter Ridenour.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 3:00 pm, at the Tri-State Fellowship, 13153 Cearfoss Pike Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Randy Buchman officiating.

Family will receive friends from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm prior to the service.

Interment will be held privately at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Molly, Mark, and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing "Miss Mary Lou." She was such a joy and encouragement to me when I volunteered at CBS. I met her as a love lady and instantly saw her gift for teaching. I was shocked and honored when she saw the gift in me. Her recognition gave me the courage to teach my own CBS class the next year. From that experience, I eventually taught middle and high school as a career. God has placed me in a wonderful job at that school, even though I had to quit CBS. While I taught that CBS class, I also met my dearest "mom" friend. I know the Lord works in mysterious ways, but I wonder if I would have such an amazing spiritual support system if Mary Lou hadn't seen anything or said anything those many years ago. She had "Jesus eyes:" when I looked at her eyes, it was as if I saw right through her into the face of Christ. I'm praying for your family.

Cathy Taylor
Waynesboro, PA

Molly, Mark and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mary Lou’s And Jack’s exit from this life. I am really sorry that I didn’t find out until after her memorial service. We would have been there! Mary Lou and I worked together at Grace Day Care years ago. She was Little Miss Cline and I was Big Miss Kline. Her love for Jesus and her love of other people encouraged us and many others, for sure. We pray memories and faith will carry you through the days ahead. Fondly, Joni and Alan

Alan and Joni Smith
Hagerstown, Maryland

Dear Molly & Family, We are deeply saddened at the news of your mother's passing as well as your father's. Yet, we rejoice that both are at home with the Lord. We have many great memories of Bible studies in their home, Christmas gatherings, baby showers and more. Mary Lou was such a great hostess for many Tri-State Fellowship events. She was always willing to lend a hand and open up her heart and home. We are glad that we got to chat with her on one of our more recent visits to Tri-State. Know that we have been praying and will continue to pray for you all. Glenda & Jeff Haarer

Glenda Haarer
Raleigh, North Carolina

I will remember Mary Lou as a dedicated friend, teacher, encourager, prayer warrior, mentor, note writer and sister-in-Christ. She lived as a shining example of a servant to many, especially to her young students in CBS. She showed me how easy it can be to do God's work and to lead His children with love, creativity and the truth. She will be so missed by me and by her those of us whose lives she touched. I love Mary Lou but God loves her more! Praise be to Him!

Lisa Johnson

MaryLou and I became friends through women’s ministry at church. She made an impact on my life and I will miss her greatly. I looked forward to seeing her on Sundays. She told me she prayed for me driving to school in Baltimore on Tuesday nights. I am so very sad that I didn’t get to see her recently due to the pandemic. I look forward to seeing her in Heaven one day. She made me feel special and I enjoyed our friendship so much. My heart aches but I know she is with our Father in Heaven and her husband. My condolences to her family. Thank you for sharing her with me. Sincerely, Jeannette Zuvich

Jeannette Zuvich
Hagerstown, Maryland

I thoroughly enjoyed helping out in Mary Lou's CBS class as a Love Lady. When given a choice, I would choose to be in her room. She'd always follow-up with a "Thank You" note - I've kept ALL of them! She was a very special lady. She had a HUGE heart for Jesus and for the kids she taught. She will be greatly missed.

Hagerstown, MD

I will forever miss her smiling face from our Tuesday and Thursday morning CBS bible study Group. Mary Lou was such a great Prayer warrior She sent me cards of encouragement all year long . She loved on so many children in the CBS Classes and prayed for each child she knew. I had the privilege to be a love lady in her class numerous of times. Like to let you know that thoughts of Mary Lou are always treasured moments that never go away. May God be with you . All for Jesus

Nancy Saunders
Hagerstown, MD

Mary Lou invited a few ladies up to her house to disciple us and mentor us. She was extremely intentional. I asked to be a "Love Lady" (helper) in her CBS class. I loved watching her teach!!

Carol Mazzola
Hagerstown , Maryland

I knew your mom through CBS, she was a sweet and wonderful person. Always there to listen and be a shoulder to cry on. She taught my grandsons and they adored her. I will miss her. Kerri Semler CBS

Kerri Semler
Hagerstown, MD

I will always remember her zest for life, and her joy. I will miss her pushing us to be our best! CBS will not be the same without her.

Nicole Alvarez
Smithsburg , MD

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