Joann S. Cline, 74

Posted on July 28, 2015

Joann S. “Jo” Cline, 74, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Whitestone Community in Greensboro, N.C.
Jo was born in Bluffton and moved to North Carolina in 1948. She lived most of her life in Greensboro.
Jo was a loving partner with her husband, Don, in business, ballooning, education and philanthropy. She owned the BalloonPort of Greensboro and actively managed it for more than 30 years. She was a co-founder of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), where she is lovingly remembered as “The First Lady of PARI.”
She is survived by J. Donald Cline, her husband of 54 years; a brother, Johnny Schlagenhauf; and sisters Rea Schlagenhauf and Sandy Powers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Joe Schlagenhauf.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, 5926 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in New Garden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jo Cline Memorial Fund at PARI, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman, N.C. 28772.
Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel is assisting the Cline family.
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