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Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery
Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home
Ranard Lee Greenwood, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, September 24, 2020, at Richland Nursing & Rehabilitation in Olney.
He was born September 18, 1929, in Clay County, Illinois, the son of Alto and Rose Anna (Cooper) Greenwood. He was united in marriage to Betty Rose Williams on November 16, 1948, in Flora, Illinois, and together they shared 71 wedding anniversaries until her death April 26, 2020.
Ranard worked for the railroad after high school before going to work at the shoe factory until they closed. He later worked as a janitor at Flora High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed playing washers and even traveled to play in washer tournaments where he won several trophies. Ranard loved to tell jokes and was known as the family comedian. He often reminisced of times spent dancing with Betty at the Flora Hub and cherished memories of their many years spent together. Ranard was a member of First Baptist Church in Louisville.
He is survived by 5 children: Tom (Pat) Greenwood of Xenia, Danny (Debbie) Greenwood of Flora, Debbie (Matt) Kuenstler of Louisville, Marty Greenwood (Gena Block) of Flora, and Rodney Greenwood of Flora; 38 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Bill (Donna) Greenwood of Olney; a sister: Sharon (John) Brickey of Flora; a sister-in-law: Edith Greenwood of Flora; and a brother-in-law: Bob Williams of Flora.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Betty Greenwood; 2 brothers: Pete and Eldon “Duck”; 3 sisters: Bonnie, Wilma, and Elizabeth; a grandson: Nick Compton; a granddaughter: Ashley Ames; 3 great-grandsons; and 1 great-granddaughter.
A funeral ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In accordance with an Illinois mandate, wearing a face mask and following social distancing guidelines is recommended. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
Heartfelt sorrow in the loss of your Father. I hope for cherished memories to lift you all, with happy times of remembrance of their life.
It is a sad day for all who loved Ranard, but a happy day for him. He and Betty must be walking around heaven, holding hands and enjoying the beauty! The last time I saw him he gave me a kiss on the cheek and told me that he had finally forgiven me for the scrape I put on his red Rambler over 50 years ago trying to learn to drive!
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
So sorry for your loss.
The memories of laughter and good times first come to mind when we think of this special man. He was our neighbor for many years. He loved Betty and is family so much and it was apparent to all who knew him! He is now dancing with his beautiful Betty❤️ We are so sorry for your loss Tom, Dan, Deb, Marty, Rodney and your families. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to each of you. RIP Ranard❣️
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry for the family’s loss! Ranard was such a wonderful guy! I know he was definitely ready to be reunited with his wife Betty! Thinking of you all!
The Lord blessed me in getting to know Ranard while we both worked at Flora School District. We had good time with much laughter when Ranard was in the group but we were also serious about our jobs, he was one of the best. My prayers are with the family may our Lord be with you during this time of your loss.
We are sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Prayer of comfort!
I’m sorry to hear that Raynard has passed away. I have always felt I could count on him to help any time I asked. He loved kid’s and people in general. He and your family will be well remembered in Flora and Flora High School. My Prayers are with you
So very sorry for your loss!! Ranard was such a special guy—always joking or teasing! He will definitely be missed by many! May God bring you comfort during this difficult time!
Tom and Pat, we are so sorry for your loss! Prayers for all the family!!
So sorry to hear of Ranard’s passing. My condolences to the family.
Sorry for your loss. I will always be remember uncle Randard as a kind man that could always bring laughter to a room.
So sorry for your loss
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
My sincere condolences to my cousin, Ranard's family and friends.
My heart aches for all who knew and loved Ranard. But I know it’s a joyous time for him. He’s reunited with Betty and enjoying all of Heaven’s beauty!
Ranard and Betty must surely be holding hands and rejoicing at their heavenly reunion. I am so blessed to have known them both. I will always remember Ranard’s wit and humor. Condolences to the family - you are all in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss
Uncle Ranard, you will be' mosse vere on Earth. We know that you are celebrating in Heaven. You are a SPECIAL uncle to me. Thank you for coming to my restaurant. I am so happy that I got to talk to you.....until we meet again.❤😘
Condolences to the family...
So sorry for your loss Tom and Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Praying God will bring peace and comfort to all and may you always keep special memories of your dad foremost in your hearts and minds. God bless you.
So sorry for your loss. I let my Aunt Peggy Greenwood and families in northern Illinois know. Ranard, Peggy, my mom Helen, and uncle Jim grew up together as first cousins with lots of good memories I often heard about. Prayers for you and family, and may your good memories sustain you now and forever.💗
Tom , Pat and family I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Each are in my prayers
My condolences to the family.
We are very sorry to hear of Ranards passing He was a wonderful man our prayers are with his family. 🙏🏻 Condolences, From Peggy Greenwood (Pierard) & Family
One of the finest people I have known! Ranard & Betty Greenwood were always a joy to be around. It is a mixed blessing to know they are together again.
Sympathy to you and your family! May good memories be a comfort to you!
You will missed down here my friend...
We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Uncle Ranard was such a great guy. Friend to all. He will be missed by all that had the honor of being around him. Heaven received an angel and completed the pair of Uncle Ranard and Aunt Betty.
So sorry for your loss. He was so funny. I loved him and Betty so much. Prayers of peace and comfort to all of you.
Prayers for the family. Uncle Ranard will be missed but I know he is at peace with Jesus and the love of his life Aunt Betty.
So sorry about Ranard. We really loved talking to him when ever could. Him and Aunt Betty were 2 of the nicest people we knew.
Tom and Pat, Remember all of the holiday meals that you invited Betty and Ranard to at our house (esp. Christmas'), all the hunting trips, the vacations, the camping trips, the times we all went out to eat, the daily excursions and even all the doctor appointments that you took them to. They were like family to us too and so much fun to be around. May all the memories you created spending so much time with them here on earth help ease the pain of losing them.
So sorry to hear about your loss. It's never easy to say goodbye to a loved one no matter the age. Praying for your comfort.
So sorry for your loss.