March 31, 1942 – October 29, 2018
Polly Kline, daughter of Thelma Cooper and William T. Johnston, Sr., passed away on Monday, October 29th at the Masonic Village at Burlington.
Polly was caring and had a great sense of humor. She and her two sons would laugh and joke whenever they were together. A graduate from Riverside HS in 1961, Polly was a proud Maroon, cheerleader, and loved to dance! After high school she worked for RCA from 1961 until 1967. She worked at St. Joseph’s School in Beverly from 1986 until 1990 and was loved by the students and staff. From 1991 until 2001 she worked at the Burlington County Office on Aging where she was a licensed social worker. From 2000 until about 2015 she was a bus aid for Student First where she developed a deep devotion to her primary student Zachary.
She was married to Richard H. Kline from 1966 until 2000 and they had two sons, Adam and Matthew to whom she was ever devoted.
According to her sons, the one word to describe Polly it would be a care giver. She cared for her sons from birth until they left the nest and she continued to try and care for them after they were out on their own. Over the years she cared for her father, Toby Johnston, her step father Rex Buckner, her Aunt Joan, and her brother Bill until they passed away.
Her greatest love and source of joy was her family. She always remembered birthdays and anniversaries sending cards to all of her siblings, nieces, nephews, granddaughters, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Thelma and William (Toby), and by her siblings Jeannie Marie and Bill.
Polly is survived by her two sons Adam (Zeny Magos) and Matthew (Jennifer), a granddaughter Abigale, two step-granddaughters Sydney and Hailey Ogozalek, sisters Mary Lou Kloss (Bruce), Elizabeth Powers (Walter), Linda Wolfram, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitors may call on Wednesday, November 7th at Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St, Riverside, NJ from 8 am until 10 am. Interment will follow at Saint Peter’s Cemetery.
Donations can be to the Masonic Village at Burlington or Acacia Hospice, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016 where she received excellent care during the last years of her life.