Ola Nadine Klein

08/24/1927 – 09/30/2019

Obituary for Ola Nadine Klein

Ola Nadine Klein, 92, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born on August 24, 1927, in La Monte, MO, the daughter of Thomas Homer and Myrl Josephine (Poynter) Kindle.

On June 30, 1945, in Warrensburg, MO, she was united in marriage to Martin J. Klein, with whom she shared fifty-two years of love.

Nadine was a strong-willed woman who dedicated her life to her family, friends and anyone who needed help and love. She loved cooking. She loved making breakfast and lunch every day for the boys, and anyone else who walked through the door. She was famous for her German Chocolate cake and her coconut cream pies, which were sold at auctions for several hundred dollars. She was employed at many restaurants throughout her life, including the Old Missouri Homestead, the original Country Club of Sedalia, Maxine’s Gourmet House and The Homeplace. She was head honcho at the Youth Building on the Missouri State Fair grounds for over thirty years. She catered numerous events at the Tiki House.

Nadine loved sneaking off to the boat to gamble with whoever would take her. She loved going to garage sales with her sisters-in-law. Nadine was proud to be a member of the Kindle and Klein families, making her related to almost everyone in town. She was a member of St. Patrick’s church.

She is survived by her son, Johnny Klein; her granddaughters, Dena Perkins (Kevin) and Shandee Burtis (Cory); three great-grandsons, Gannon, Gunner and Bryden; additional grandchildren, Elizabeth, David, and Michael Zink, Mike and Stephan Morrison, and their children; her sister, Kathy Martin (Corbett); sisters-in-law, Frankie Kindle, Pat Ferguson and Gwen Klein; and brother-in-law, Andy Klein.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin; her daughter, Marie Ann; her son, Eddie; her parents, Thomas and Myrl; her siblings, Lucille Bowers, Edith Rickey, Mary Jett, Maxine Griggs, Tom Kindle, Loyd Kindle, Patsy Pyle, Sue Belle Brockman, Joan Collier, Alfred Kindle, Tina Smith, Janie Kindle, and Judy Morrison.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2019, at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jason Kindle officiating.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the chapel.

Burial will be at La Monte Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dean Jett, Andy Kindle, Mike Pyle, Kirby Pyle, Jerry Klein, Jerry Martin, Steve Klein, and Roger Brockman.

Honorary bearers will be Kevin Perkins, Cory Burtis, Kelly Miller, Christy Pyle, Gayle Klein, Mary Bersano, Janice Kay Pearman, Jeremy Klein, Timothy Klein, Larry Klein, Kerry Dean Pyle, Joe Shoemaker, Jake Drum and Nadine’s other nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to place a memorial at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

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– Michelle Wansing
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