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Diane R. Cline

April 12, 1933 — August 28, 2013

Diane R. Cline 80 of Wilton Manors passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday August 28, 2013. Diane Renollet Cline Born in Columbus, Ohio April 12, 1933 to Mary (McMahon) and Chet Renollet. As a pre-teen Diane was taken in by her Aunt June and Uncle Bob Walker. Diane graduated from West High School, Columbus, Ohio and attended Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. In1954 she married her high school sweetheart, Earl Robert Cline. Diane and Earl were pleasantly surprised when after being told she could have no children gave birth to a set of triplets Brock, Brad, Brett, at Ohio State University Medical Center in 1958. At one and two days Brett and Brad succumbed to Hyland Membranes of the lungs. Diane gave her precious newborns to the University for Research. Today we are grateful for that controversial decision. In 1960 at the same center she gave birth to twins, Brent and Brenda. Diane moved to New Jersey in 1964 while Earl was an executive with White Westinghouse in Manhattan. There she gave birth to her first single, Tricia and 11 months later bore a son, Trace. Irish twins. Diane put her heart and soul into raising her children and volunteering in many capacities. She was PTA President, Optimist Cheerleading Coach, Fundraising Chairs, President of The American Cancer Society, President of the Garden Club and more. Diane and Earl hosted many top social events where an invitation was most coveted. In 1976 the family moved to Wilton Manors, FL. Diane fell in love with the city and spent the rest of her years giving her all to the community. We are humbled by her accomplishments. She was elected as Vice President of the Wilton Manors Civic Association in 1981, and later serving as its President for some fifteen years until it was disbanded in 2006.Elected to a four-year term on the City Council in March 1982, elected by her colleagues as Council President in August 1982, and reelected as such in March 1984, the City's first Vice Mayor following a City Charter change in November 1984.Appointed by the City Council as the first Chairperson of the newly created Community Affairs Advisory Board in August 1994 and served until September 2000.Founding member in 2002 of Wilton Manors Main Street, a private, non-profit which evolved into the Wilton Manors Development Alliance, and served as Vice President, President, and Chairwoman. Founding President in 2002 of the reconstituted Wilton Manors Historical Society and served its President since that time; focusing on Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve. She was active contributor since 2006 and member of the Taste of the Island Committee. Appointed to the City Commission in 2008.Led or participated in countless official and unofficial volunteer efforts, including liquidating the contents of the old City Hall, promoting the Children's Art Project, serving as Acting Mayor, and selling "I Love Wilton Manors" tee shirts. Friday, April 12, 2013 was declared by a Proclamation of the City Commission as Diane Cline Day in the City of Wilton Manors. She is survived by her husband Earl, Sons: Brock (Antoinette) Cline of Boca Raton, Brent (Andrea) Cline of Davie, Trace (Meredith) Cline of Wilton Manors. Daughters: Brenda (Bob) Blume of Wilton Manors, Tricia (Ty) Billings of Oakland Park. Biff Blume, Wilton Manors. Grandchildren: Scott(Gina),Brian, Beth, Jessica, Cody, Drew, Chet (Yvett), Shane, Katelyn, Lorin, Meagan, Step-grandchildren: Vetea, Teva, Cathia, Amber, Joshua. Great Grandchildren, Destini, Jazmine, Elijah, Cash, Layla, Step-great grandchildren, Gabriel, Anna Grace, Anthony, Tepoe, Hinatea. Brothers Richard Renollet of Columbus, Ohio. Dan (Eileen) Walker of Westerville, Ohio, Dave Walker of Naples Fl. Scott (Andi) Walker of Galloway, Ohio. Sister: Patricia (Jim) Peters of Billings, Montana and Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday September 8, 2013 from 3-6 PM at Richardson Historical Park and Nature Preserve 1937 Wilton Drive. In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations be made to Wilton Manors Historical Society or The Wilton Manors Children’s Art Project. Arrangements entrusted to Edwards Cremation & Funeral Services, Wilton Manors.
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