Leola A. Green, of Wellington FL, formerly of Reserve, KS, passed awayAugust 12, 2017. She was born to the late Ralph and Emma Dunavan on Sept. 29, 1938 in Washington County, KS. All her brothers kept a close watch (too close she would say) on her as she grew up in Reserve, KS where she graduated from Reserve High School.
At the age of 18, Leola met and married John Green. The couple traveled quite a bit in the early years of their marriage due to John’s work, eventually settling in Wisconsin Rapids, WI in 1961. Eight years later they moved to Milan, TN and in 1979 became Floridians.
In addition to taking care of her home, husband, and raising her family Leola enjoyed gardening, quilting, and was an avid reader, especially of old western novels. She also enjoyed traveling the country with John in the couple’s RV after his retirement in 1999. Along with her loving husband of 60 years,
Leola is survived by their children: Debbie Campbell (Charlie) of Humboldt, TN, Dianna Schwartz (Doug) of Royal Palm Beach, FL, Donna Rioux (Gaetan) of White House, TN, Darren Green (Isabell) of Lantana, FL, and one brother Levern Dunavan of Hiawatha, KS. She will be deeply missed by her nine grandchildren and two adorable great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by twin sisters, Irene and Ilene and three older brothers, Ralph, George, and Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, with Shane Spangler officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Rusco Cemetery in Washington County, KS.
Friends may call after 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 6 until 8 that evening.
A memorial service for Leola will be held in Florida at a later date. Donations in Leola’s memory may be made to the TrustBridge Hospice Foundation or to the National Kidney Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.