Crosses

Charlene Greene

February 2, 1946 ~ August 11, 2021 (age 75)

Obituary

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.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charlene Greene, please visit our floral store.

Funeral Service


Services

Open Viewing
Sunday
August 15, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Family Present
Sunday
August 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Funeral Service
Monday
August 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Lighthouse Christian Center
1930 228th Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Burial
Monday
August 16, 2021

Rose Hill Cemetery
Hwy 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

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