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Eldon 'Duck' Greenwood

Jul 28th, 1942 - Dec 31st, 2018

 A visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2018, from 10 a.m until 12 noon at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  A procession to Elmwood Cemetery in Flora will then follow for a graveside ceremony with Richard Artis officiating.  Those wishing to attend the graveside ceremony are asked to arrive at the funeral home by 12 noon for the procession. 


   Eldon Owen “Duck” Greenwood, age 76, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday December 31, 2018, at his home. 

   He was born July 28, 1942, the son of Alto and Anna (Cooper) Greenwood.  He married Edith Phillips on November 30, 1963 at the First United Methodist Church in Flora and they have shared 55 years of marriage.  

   Duck worked at Rich’s Furniture Store, the old shoe factory, Valley Steel, and for the B&O Railroad.  He later retired after 33 years of service with the City of Flora, starting at Elmwood Cemetery, and working in sanitation and then as a backhoe operator for the water department.  He enjoyed time spent at Trago Lake, was a past member of the Flora Volunteer Fire Department, and had participated in the Flying Washers Association where he had taken home a number of trophies.  He and Edith took up a regular interest in dancing after signing up for country line dance lessons, and he especially enjoyed it when his grandkids joined him.  Duck enjoyed following the sports that his children and grandchildren would participate in, and he loved all the opportunities he was given to spend time with his family.

   He is survived by his wife: Edith Greenwood of Flora; 4 children: Michael W. Greenwood (Karen) of Newburgh, IN, Angela Marie Greenwood of Flora, Wesley S. Greenwood (Terry) of Flora, and Hollie Jones (Jason) of Edgewood; 11 grandchildren: Chad Michael Greenwood, Tyler Wayne Greenwood (Melanie), Mitchell Blake Greenwood, Misty Dawn Wilson (Chris Warfel), Tiffany Marie Beard, Brandon Lee Greenwood (Sierra Frank), Alexis Williams (Dalton), Braxton Greenwood, Taylor Jones, Tyson Jones, and Owen Jones; 9 great-granddaughters: London Greenwood, Lindsay Greenwood, Grace Lynn Warfel, Stella Rose Warfel, Vera Mae Warfel, Ava Quinn Beard, Laylani Jada Marie Beard, Milleena Aria Greenwood, and Brooklyn Williams; 2 brothers: Ranard (Betty) Greenwood of Flora, and Bill (Donna) Greenwood of Olney; a sister: Sharon (John) Brickey of Flora; 3 brothers-in-law: Earl Phillips (Sherry) of Flora, Steve Phillips (Ana) of Maui, and Bob Williams of Flora;  sister in-law: Mary Phillips (Bob) of Oneida, Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Pete; and 3 sisters: Bonnie, Wilma, and Liz.

   A visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2018, from 10 a.m until 12 noon at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  A procession to Elmwood Cemetery in Flora will then follow for a graveside ceremony with Richard Artis officiating.  Those wishing to attend the graveside ceremony are asked to arrive at the funeral home by 12 noon for the procession.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.



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Charlie and Patty Peters

December 31st

We're so very sorry to hear of Duck' s passing. You're all in our hearts and prayers.

Larry and Judy Griffith

December 31st

So sorry to hear this. Spent good times at Trago. Edith, you and family are in our thoughts and prayers

Travis and Carla (Cox) Hildebrand

December 31st

So sorry. My heart hurts for you. Will miss seeing you on Tuesdays with the cousins.

Meryl Woods Jr

December 31st

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Family.

Wayne & Ricki Lapington

December 31st

We are so sorry! Prayers to the family!

Jacquie Young Cooper

December 31st

Edith and family I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

Nancy Dehart

December 31st

So very sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed.

Sharon David

January 1st

Oh my, so sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers go to Edith, Mike, Angie, Wes, and Hollie and their families.

Curt & Janet Lewis

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Shipley

January 1st

Prayers are with you at this of your loss.

Karen Wolfe Haram

January 1st

I’m heartbroken to hear of Duck’s passing. I have wonderful memories of living next door to the Greenwoods on East 4th Street when I was growing up. We had a great time visiting with Duck and Edith at my husband Mark’s FTHS Class of 1964 reunion a few years ago. My deepest sympathy to Edith and all the family.

Betty &Duane Bryant

January 1st

Our Prayers are with you all in the passing of Duck! He left some beautiful lasting memories for all of us! Whoever he came in contact with! Dance with the Angel's Duck until we see you again!

Susie(VanDyke) & Charlie Hoy

January 1st

Edith, so very sorry to hear of "Duck" passing. What a wonderful person & know he enjoyed your lives together & family so much! Our love & prayers are with you all!

Steve and Betty Stanford

January 1st

Thoughts and prayers for all the family and friends who loved him.

Bill and Margarett Cosner

January 1st

Edith , So sorry for your loss.......prayers for you and family.

Jerry and Karen Foster

January 1st

Edith, Mike, Angie, Wesley, and Holly, we were so sad to hear of Duck’s passing. He was a special person and always had a smile for us! We are glad we got lots of time to visit with him at Kaity’s wedding reception. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kevin & Gena Martin

January 1st

We are so sorry to hear about Duck passing away. May be gone from earth but not forgotten. He and Ranard are two of the funniest people I know. Praying you all find comfort in your many wonderful memories of him. (((HUGS)))

Rhonda Poll Eva Fooie Whitely Traygo Lake #10

January 1st

We will miss you out at the lake dancing with your granddaughters n your homour n just talking to you we will greatly miss you Prayers sympathy n love to the family he will be greatly missed

Debbie King Casell

January 1st

Edith, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ed and Ruth (Tackitt) Trowbridge

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed watching him dance at Kuhls campground.

Alice Robinson

January 1st

We are so very sorry to hear that you lost Duck. He was a fun, onery, loving special person. He will always hold a dear place in my heart. Edith, you and the kids are in moms and my prayers. Love you! Alice

Bud and Linda Martin

January 1st

Edith and Family: We are shocked and saddened to hear of Duck’s passing. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry. God bless you❣️ RIP Duck

Mike & Sharon Gray

January 1st

So sorry to hear of Duck's passing. He was such a fun loving man a classmate of mine, and I always enjoyed talking and visiting with him. Love and blessings to all the family .

Art & Judy Snell

January 1st

Edith & family sorry for your loss of Eldon “Duck” Greenwood.

Nancy Nattier

January 1st

So sorry to hear this of his passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Davis

January 1st

Go rest high on the mountain Duck, you deserve it. You were a true friend and will be sadly missed by all.

Dan & Dodie Payne

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers.

Mike and Julie Nichols

January 1st

Edith and all the family, we are sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

Millie Ridgley Perrine

January 1st

Edith and family, sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 1st

He was a special gracious man. He will be greatly missed. Always had a smile on his face. Thinking of you all.

Connie (Kittle) Ranes-Osborne

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in prayers. God bless.

Bob and MaryJane Dodge

January 1st

So sorry to hear of Duck's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jon & Connie Masters

January 1st

Thank you “Duck” for giving Connie and I the chance to know you! I enjoyed your talks and presence at the the lake! RIP and I’ll see you when I get there!

Brent & Tammy Uebinger

January 1st

We are so sad to here of duck's passing. Our prayers goes out to his entire family. We will all miss a great friend.

Peggy Coble

January 1st

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

Fara Galati

January 1st

So sorry, You are all in our thoughts and payers.

Pete, Stephanie Galti & family.

January 1st

You will always be in our hearts.

Tom an Sharon McCraw

January 1st

We are so sorry for your lost.

Jerry& Lolita Conner

January 1st

So sorry to hear this sad news, we will hold you all close in thoughts and prayers. To Mike, hold the memories close to your heart!! Much love

Lawrence & Debbie Fitch

January 1st

Edith, Wes and the rest of the Greenwood clan, We are heartbroken to hear about Duck. Trago Lake won't be the same without his visits and storytelling. You truly are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Don Balch

January 1st

Prayers to all of the family...he will be missed...

Lisa Erbacher

January 1st

Loved many wonderful memories of him and my son loved him during his daycare years. Enjoyed watching him play Santa for the nursing home....blessings to Edith and your whole family...

Jane Ballard Lear

January 1st

Condolences to the family for your loss. Duck was such a nice man!

jeanne williams

January 1st

Edith I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Duck! He was a very nice man!prayers for you and your family !sincerely Jeanne

Christal Fox

January 1st

I was so blessed to have Duck into our lives he treated Marissa and I as if we were family. Words cannot express what he meant to Marissa and I duck stepped right in and filled the role as her grandfather. He will be deeply missed he was truly loved by all. My heartfelt and deepest sympathy goes out to the family. We thank you for letting us be a part of your family. We love you so much

Gary & Judy Billiot

January 1st

We are keeping you close in heart and prayer. May God surround you with His love and peace.

Velma. Sons

January 1st


January 1st

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

Carl and Dana Zimmerman

January 1st

We are sorry for this great loss to the Greenwood Family. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

Emmy Hamlin

January 1st

So sorry to hear of Duck’s passing. He was a lovely neighbor at Trago, and he was always a joy to be around. My prayers are with the Greenwood family.

Trisha Phillips

January 1st

My heart shares in your profound grief. Our peace is in the knowledge he is with Jesus. All my love.

Cheryl Sharp Brian

January 1st

So sorry to hear this Edith. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Crites

January 2nd

Edith, my heart aches for you! May God, family, friends and your many memories, help comfort you through this time of major loss! I have memories of watching you & Duck dance, and always admired how well you two did it! I am so sorry for your loss!!!

Donna Piper-Wallace

January 1st

Dear Edith and family, My heart goes out to all of you. I am so-so sorry. Duck was always such a joy to see and talk with at family gatherings. With deepest sympathy, Donna Lake of the Ozarks

Bud and Linda Lents

January 2nd

So sorry to hear of the loss of Duck. He was a good friend and great man who helped me so such as a coach in baseball years ago. He will be missed by so many who knew and respected him.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

January 2nd

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Herb and Becky Henson

January 2nd

Rest in peace my man......

Ryan and Crystal Ballard

January 2nd

We are so sorry for your loss. Duck was such a joy to be around, and will be missed at all the ballgames! We are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

Nita Smith

January 2nd

Edith and family: I'm so sorry for your loss of "Duck". I will remember seeing him at the garage sales where he always had something funny to say. My prayers are with you all.

David Piper

January 2nd

Duck was always a good guy, so sorry to hear this.

Sandy Sulsberger

January 2nd

Edith, I am so glad we all got to visit at our last class reunion and so happy to see how you both enjoyed dancing so much!!!!!!! "Duck" will sure be missed!!!!! I enjoyed his friendship all through gradeschool and part of highschool!!!!! Your great grandaughter, Brooklyn is really becoming close to her cousins, Sawyer and Silas Williams, so glad for that!!!!! Peace be with you and your family!!!!!!!!

Rick & Darwin VanDyke

January 2nd

We Are Very Sorry For Your Loss! Your Family Is In Our Thoughts & Prayers!!

Larry and Donna Milner

January 3rd

Prayers for the family. Duck was always good for a laugh for sure and will be missed by everyone lucky enough to have known him. So sorry.

Medley, Joe and John Gatewood

January 3rd

Sad to learn of Eldon's passing. We grew up only a half block away from the Greenwood home on East Fourth Street, and "Duck" was a frequent playmate and later longtime friend. Our good thoughts of Eldon go out to his many family members and friends.

David & Maralee Johnson

January 3rd

Edith - We were so saddened to hear of Duck's passing. Our thoughts are with you and the kids and their families. He was a wonderful guy and will be missed by all!

Jeannine Williams

January 3rd

Thoughts and prayers for the family of Duck Greenwood. May God comfort you. May Angels sing.

Jim and Linda Grove

January 4th

So sorry to hear of Duck's passing. He was my friend and classmate-FHS class of '62. We'll miss him--hugs and prayers.

Pamela Greenwood

January 4th

Duck will be lovingly missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Belinda Cook

January 4th

Sorry for your loss to your family. My thoughts are with you at this time. Duck was always such a sweet and kind man.

bill and chelsea casolari

January 4th

a special man and a special friend ---------------one of a kind classmate.

Owen and Karen Smith

January 4th

Our condolences to his family. Prayers to the family and friends.

Marion Wallace

January 5th

So sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers for you and family.

Rhesa Eckelberry

January 5th

So sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace.

Nancy byers

January 9th

Edith so sorry im in Florida and just read of ducks passing. He and Sam had such fun

Linda Dulaney Lewis

January 8th

So sorry about Duck passing. It is such a blessing to have been able to spend time with you two more over the last few years and get to know my side of the Greenwood family better. I pray your many family and friends give you comfort and strength to carry on, and may all the good memories sustain you.💖

Laura (Childers) Ervin

January 11th

So sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be sadly missed. I remember Edith as she took care of my young son, Stuart Mark Ervin. I thought well of the family. I indeed am sorry for your loss.

Mark and Daryl’s Stoltz Maxwell

March 4th

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure he’s missed by many. I’m not sure if you remember us,we were dancers from Olney. We helped you both with dances,and enjoyed your company. We danced at flora and moved to Lincoln Nebraska to be with our family. Again we are so sorry.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



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