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Dick Green

On October 14th, 1938, Dick Lee Green was born to Jacob Thomas and Neva Pearl Green near Sharpsburg, Iowa. He was the seventh of eight children and spent his growing up years on a farm west of Blockton, Iowa. During his elementary school years, Dick attended school at Athelstan, Iowa. After graduating from eighth grade, he went on to Blockton High School. There he graduated in 1957.

The summer following his graduation, Dick went west to work with combine crews in the wheat harvest. He did this for two summers. In the fall, following his graduation from Blockton High School, he attended Northwest Missouri State College at Maryville, Missouri. While there he met, and later married, Joann Ardell Akes. The couple moved to a farm close to King City, Missouri and began what would be a lifelong occupation. Buying a farm at Galt, Missouri, they relocated their young family where they remained for 13 years. The whole family was active in school, church, and 4-H activities. Wanting to be closer to aging parents and other relatives, a move was made to Mount Ayr, Iowa. All four children graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School, went to college, got married, and started families of their own.

Though he enjoyed farming his land and working with his cattle, Dick's first and foremost joy was spending time with and watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren grow to become productive young adults. He was a loving husband, dad, and granddad. Family get-togethers always pleased him, whatever the occasion might be.

Dick passed away on February 9th, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Donald Green (Roberta); brother-in-law Raymond White; and brother-in-law Leland Loghry.

Survivors include brothers, Gerald Green (Norma), Junior (Marvel), Norman (Barbara), and Gordon (Betty); sisters Irene White, and Evelyn Loghry.
Also left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joann Ardell Green; son Marty Green (Ronda); daughters Betty (Elizabeth) Brand, Bonnie Randles, and Rhonda Triggs (Merle); grandchildren Edwin Brand (Melissa), Lucan Triggs (Jessica), Andrew Brand (Michelle), Abby Miller (Tony), Jason Brand, Amanda Jackson (Ben), Lyndon Triggs, Kevin Green, Nathaniel Brand, Christopher Green, Lindsey Catanzareti (Joe), Kimberly Green, Megan Brand, and Rachael Green; great-grandchildren Lauren Triggs, Mitchell Jackson, Brooklyn Miller, Nicholas Triggs, Kyler Green, Mackenzie Jackson, Vivian Miller, Evan Miller, Aiden Brand, Adrian Catanzareti, and Michael Miller.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.

  • Open Visitation Without Family Present

    February 12, 2015
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    February 13, 2015
    10:00 AM

    United Baptist Presbyterian Church

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Friday February 13 2015

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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Joann & Family,

You have our sympathy from the Officers, Staff, and Board at Peoples Trust & Savings Bank.

I am deeply saddened to learn of Dick''s passing. I enjoyed my many farm tours and discussions with Dick over the past couple of years. I regret missing the services, but will pay my respects soon.

You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Dennis Flanery

Posted by Dennis Flanery - Guthrie Center, IA   February 13, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Posted by The Denney''s - Mt. Ayr, IA - neighbor   February 13, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Many laughs and memories were made under your rooftop and may your loved ones left behind find peace and comfort in those memories. God bless you. Belinda (Green) Hess

Posted by Belinda Hess - Maryville, MO - Great Niece   February 12, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathies. May the many happy and joyous memories of Dick help you through this time of pain and sorrow and bring you a lifetime of smiles and laughter.

Posted by Mark Miller - Norwalk, IA   February 11, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

sorry to the passing of a great man how loved the earth and farming he well be missed by all..

Posted by jack novsk - creston, IA - friend   February 11, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Triggs Family,
Very sorry to hear about Dick''s passing. He was always such a nice man. Carrol and I enjoyed visiting with him whenever he would come over. He may have been a little man in size but he made up for it in courage and in heart. It is amazing all the things he has accomplished not just with family, but in farming as well. When it came to talking about farming his eyes would light up and sparkle and the biggest smile would come across his face. He loved being a farmer. We will miss him. Hugs and Prayers, Brenda and Carrol Adams

Posted by Brenda S. Adams - Kellerton, IA - friend   February 11, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Uncle Dick will be greatly missed by everyone, He was a good man and Loved to tell stories.

Posted by Kelli Wiederholt - Conception Jct, MO - Great Niece   February 11, 2015

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