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Sunday August 15th, 2021
12:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sunday August 15th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Monday August 16th, 2021

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Monday August 16th, 2021
10:00am

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Lighthouse Christian Center
Monday August 16th, 2021
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Rose Hill Cemetery
Monday August 16th, 2021

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Charlene Greene

The services will be live streamed from the church. The link will be in the service section below.

Live stream feed will begin at 9:50 a.m. Monday.

Charlene Sue Pratt was born February 2, 1946 to Glenn and Dorothy Pratt of Mount Ayr. She received Christ as a child at the Mount Ayr First Baptist Church and moved to heaven unexpectedly August 11, 2021. On January 26, 1966 she married Tom Greene, and they had five children – Doug, David, and Darla and two infants that went on to be with the Lord – Derek and Darla. Tracy Anderson was later added to the family.

She was an active member of the Mount Ayr First Baptist Church and the Mount Ayr Regular Baptist Church. She and Tom ran the Princess Theater in the 1980s.

She was the matriarch of the family - the person everyone counted on. From leading kids at church to cooking Saturday and Sunday lunches fit for a king, she had a heart to serve. Many family and friends sat around her kitchen table and enjoyed potatoes and gravy, stromboli, pies, chocolate chip cookies, homemade ice cream, and especially tacos.

Along with her husband she founded the Lighthouse Christian Center giving the land on which the ministry sits. She stood up week after week in front of kids of all ages on Wednesday nights (CREW kids club) proclaiming the gospel and telling the next generation that Jesus loves them. The one thing she loved more than her family was Jesus. If she knew you, she has prayed for you.

She babysat many beloved children retiring her day care in May, 2021.

Her last day on earth she walked to church at 5:30 to pray (which she did daily since COVID began), worked in her garden, went to bed, and then went home to be with the Lord. Her prayer was to die at home like her mother and husband.

Left to cherish her legacy and continue her vision are Marvin and Kay Pratt, Kay (Watson) Pratt, children and spouses Doug and Ondrea Greene, David and Jody Greene, Darla and Darin Dolecheck, Tracy and Brandy Anderson, and grandkids Danny and Cody Ray (Faith, Maddisen, Christopher, Summer), Ashlie and Jake Allspach (Avery, Saylor, Everlee), Shelbie and Shad Haidsiak, Myles Greene and Rachel Gregg, Jaxson Greene, Zech Ranker, Alexa and Allison Anderson, Tegan Stewart, Joel and Jana Dolecheck, many nieces, nephews and babysitting kids, her church family and CREW kids, and other dear family and friends.

Among those welcoming her into heaven are Larry, Randy, and Rob Pratt, and Ralph and Gary Keplinger.

Memorials are for Crew Kids Club at the Lighthouse Christian Center and Metro Ministries in New York.

Funeral Service

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I like many found out about Charlene's passing and was more than a little shocked. I was texting with my Aunt Kay who told me. The next day I had breakfast with Aunt Kay and was able to read her some of these touching tributes. Charlene was one of the kindest individuals around. With a love to God, family and kiddos I know her passing will be felt by so many. Knowing what its like to have lost both parents, our sincerest condolences go out to Doug, David and Darla and their families. I loved watching all the memories you made in the video. I love that you make your time as a family priority and take full advantage with fun and shenanigans!!Peace to you all in this very difficult time.

Amy Haney Aug 15 2021 12:00 AM

Looking thru' the picture gallery...well,, it tells the story of her life and it all adds up to FAMILY. Definitely the center of it. She was so lucky to have all her kids & grandkids nearby and so close in relationship. And she has left a hole in so many hearts that will never be filled. A couple friends were included amongst the family and needless to say I am honored to say I was one of them. I have a lifetime of memories to remember when thinking about her. And thank God for bringing us together thru' our parents' friendship when we were babies...and for us continuing our friendship all thru' the years. Charlene was my "go to person" no matter what the circumstance was. If I needed a friend...she was there for me. And like all the others, many prayers were said for me and my family. Charlene has and always will remain a Sister of the Heart. Closer than blood! Still hard to understand why she was called HOME so soon when she was such a huge part of so many people's lives and an example for the community. Maybe God thought she had done her job well and it was time to reward her with eternal life. She is no longer here with us, but will always be a part of all who knew and loved her. Love & hugs & prayers for all the beautiful family she has left behind to carry on her teachings and continue spreading the word of God's love.....

Donna Jones Aug 15 2021 12:00 AM

Still cant believe this is all real. Just so sad. Charlene always made me feel so welcome. I dont like taking much and I even enjoyed the times around her kitchen table! She will be truly missed and our trips back to Mt Ayr will just not be the same.

Paul Rooney Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

Oh Carm.. how what a sweet note of remembrance of Charlene. We sure did have many wonderful times joining our families in lots of good food and laughs..nothing can ever take those memories from us. We all love you!

Kay Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

Sitting here staring at the obituary page and it is just so surreal. It still doesn't seem true. They say when someone dies suddenly it is easier on them and harder on those they leave behind. This is so true. I wish we would have had some warning, for our sakes.To try to put into words the memories that surround Aunt Charlene is impossible. My best childhood memories include her and the Iowa family. She was smart, strong and straight forward. She loved God in a big way and I always knew I could count on her to pray for me. I loved sitting around her kitchen table eating m&ms and drinking Pepsi while we solved the world's problems and laughed loud. I loved singing around her piano. It is those simple things that are what I won't ever forget. I am so thankful that we had just been to Iowa and spent time together. It was a trip of a lifetime as it turns out. She and I had been texting every day because of other circumstances and I said "I am really going to miss it when we don't talk every day!" she said "I know it!!". I guess we won't be texting, but she will be forever in my heart. So incredibly thankful for the ASSURANCE that we will meet again. "The next time we meet, there will be no more tears". Love you Douglas, Davey and Darla. Love you Aunt Charlene.....

Tracy Weatherill Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Although I have not seen Charlene for many years, I have very fond memories of her at the Pratts home in NJ they visited for many summers and we were always included with there family. Happy memories of us all gathering around the piano singing, sharing meals. Charlene always stood out as a ray of sunshine. She will be missed, but God called her home. RIP Carm

Carm Beckner Aug 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Douglas, David, and Darla, and all the members of Charlene's grieving family: our hearts are breaking for your pain and for our own. We always looked forward to being with Charlene, connecting with Charlene on Facebook, and reading her newsy Christmas letter, hearing about her activities with all of you. Family and faith were the most important things in the world to Charlene. Ken also remembers our shared Democratic liberal leanings. Ken loved seeing the picture of tiny Charlene with somewhat taller Michele Obama. She was Ken's first AND second cousin through their moms and dads. He has shared memories of Dorothy and Glenn, and in particular when Glenn took her and Dorothy out to western CO towing a mobile home to work in the uranium mine. Ken and Larry also went out to try to get jobs and did not get them. The outcome was a long bus ride from Grand Junction back to Mt. Ayr. Ken also remembers when he and Larry were in the Mt.Ayr Subway when Ken was in town for a class reunion. They had not recognized each other. They later met in Charlene's kitchen and realized their lack of recognition was due to a 40-year hiatus when they both had gotten older and grayer. Both of them told Charlene "Marvin doesn't need to know about this." She was on the phone to Marvin like a shot. I'm sure Marv got a hearty laugh out of it. Ken will miss Charlene very very much; she was such a good, loving person. All of you have our deepest condolences. It is a hard loss and leaves a big rip in the fabric of her family and everyone who knew her.

Ken and Anita Lay Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Charlene was like a second mother to me growing up. I have lots of memories with her from the play dates at her house, trips to the swimming pool, and so on. She was a very kind Christian woman, and will be missed by many.

Jayla Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

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