Linda K. Green, 51, of Cherokee, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 16, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the Church today. Visitation was on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Linda Green was born on July 16, 1960 in Cherokee, to Burl and Colene (Rowland) Green. She grew up on a farm north of Cleghorn and was an active member for 43 years in the Paullina Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn Community Schools in 1979 where she was involved with the school chorus and the school band. Linda was active in the Liberty Bells 4H Club as a teenager, and continued to take an interest in 4H club activities in Cherokee County throughout her life.
After high school, Linda moved to an apartment in Cherokee, where she resided until her death. She frequently participated in social activities offered through Pride Group. Her daily routine included visiting card and gift shops, stopping in at various restaurants for a donut and a pop, and visiting with employees in many of the downtown retail businesses. She eagerly looked forward to the Cherokee County Fair, the Cherokee County Rodeo and all of the Cherokee parades. She recently became a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Linda was active in the Democratic Party, and enjoyed attending fundraisers and meeting Democratic candidates. Her hobby was writing cards and letters to all of her extended family and friends, and she rarely missed a birthday or anniversary. She also enjoyed visiting her mother at Careage Hills Nursing Home and kept up with the local events through the Cherokee Chronicle Times and KCHE.
She was preceded in death by her father, Burl Green; her brother, Dennis Green; and her nephew, Eric Green.
She is survived by her mother, Colene Green of Cherokee; two brothers and two sisters: Terry Green and his wife Jean of Guttenberg; Morey Green and his wife Clarice of Hot Springs, Ark.; Sue Stuhr and her husband Bob of Ocean Isle, N.C.; and Annette Raver and her husband Jeff of Eureka, Ill.; 11 nieces and nephews, one great-niece, and three great-nephews