Former Conway Springs/Argonia co-publisher dies

Posted November 17, 2015

Dalice Ann (Shinn) Cline, 79, former co-owner/publisher of the Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy and retired USD 356 Conway Springs administration secretary, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at Medicalodges in Goddard, Kan.

She was born Nov. 16, 1935 on a farm west of Millerton, Kan., to Theodore Kermet Shinn and Nellie (Hussey) Shinn and was a 1953 graduate of Conway Springs High School.

She married Raymond James "Jim" Cline on June 2, 1956.

During Jim Cline's career, Dalice Cline did what was needed to keep things going: bookkeeping, proofreading and some typesetting. She also did administrative work for Conway Springs USD 356, serving the school district for more than 40 years.

Dalice and her son, Mike, took on a more active role as Jim's health declined due to Alzheimer's disease. Mike's own health problems made it impossible for him to take over the family business. The sale of the Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy was to Times-Sentinel Newspapers, LLC, was announced on Dec. 30, 2010.

Cline continued to work part-time for the Star-Argosy until her retirement in August.
Jim preceded Dalice in death Jan. 27, 2008. She also was preceded by her parents; one son, Michael James Cline; and one brother, Truman Lee Shinn.

Survivors include her sons, Bradley (Michelle) of Goddard, and Stephen (Ana Karina) of Seattle, Wash.; grandsons, Iain Frederick Murray Cline and Isaac Raymond James Cline; sister Beverly (Wilfred) Mies of Wichita; sister-in-law, Carol Shinn of Conway Springs; nieces and nephews and some true friends.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, Conway Springs. Interment will be at Conway Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Conway Springs. Condolences may be sent to