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Modena Green

Dec 19th, 1922 - Apr 1st, 2020

A private graveside ceremony will be held at Powers Cemetery in Xenia. 


   Modena B. Green, age 97, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, April 1, 2020, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

   She was born December 19, 1922, in Garden Hill Township, Illinois, the daughter of Pearl Omer and Ruby Jennings (Hilliard) Gaines.  She was united in marriage to Robert William Green Sr. on April 15, 1950, and together they shared 29 years of marriage until his death June 4, 1979.

   Modena worked in her younger years with companies supporting the Navy.  Later, she was a homemaker and worked many years as a CNA.  Modena was a spirited woman who had a deep love for family and all that she called family.  Keeping track of her family heritage was a passion and a joy for her.  Her love truly shined for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Never missing a birthday, even in the end.  Modena was known for her charitable spirit as she would give the shirt off her back if she knew it would help someone in need.  She had a very strong faith in God and knew Christ as her personal Savior.  When she was young, she attended church, and even for a time sang on the Billy Graham Gospel Hour.  Modena enjoyed many things in her long, full life.  She was a member of the Eagles, Moose, Elks, VFW, and the American Legion.  She collected interesting items especially if they would bring a laugh or smile to someone's face, and you could usually find her watching westerns, telling stories, or interacting with family and friends.  She will be missed dearly by all those that loved her, and her absence will leave a hole in the many lives that she touched.

   She is survived by 5 sons: Robert (Freda) Green Jr., Roland (Ruth) Green, Randy Green (partner Timothy Winters), Rick (Mindy) Green, and Roger “Sam” Green; 4 daughters: Ruby Weller, Charleen Osterholtz, Rhonda (Jim) Evans, Rosalie (Mike) Slater; a son-in-law: Brad Eastin; 12 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 step great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers: Ivan Gaines and Larry Gaines; 4 sisters: Deana Anderson, Jeanette Coggin, Carolyn Cannon, and Goldie Shaw; and stepmother: Wanda Gentry.

   She was preceded in death by her parents: Omer and Ruby Gaines; husband: Robert Green Sr.; 2 sons: Ronald Green and Ronnie Green; daughter: Rowena Green; 2 sons-in-law: Lee “Butch” Osterholtz and Ron Weller; a daughter-in-law: Cheryl Green; a grandson: Ronnie Green II; 4 brothers; and 1 sister.

   A private graveside ceremony will be held at Powers Cemetery in Xenia.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Fur A Good Paws or Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Jana Renfrow

April 2nd

Jessica, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmas passing. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Mike and Sharon Gray

April 2nd

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family.

Jacque McKnight Davis

April 2nd

So sorry for your loss Rosalee and family. Prayers of peace and comfort for all.

Pam Sehie Burgener

April 2nd

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

Chris Stidham

April 2nd

She was such a wonderful person. I spent a lot of time at her house growing up. She will be missed. I love you Aunt Modena. RIP

Anita Dickerson

April 2nd

Praying for comfort for your family.

Barbara Rapp

April 2nd

I worked with Modena for a time. I never met a kinder, sweet, loving person, in my life. Blessing for all her family. She made me a better person, just by knowing her, and trying to follow her example.

Betty wathan

April 2nd

So sorry for your loss prayers

Steve and Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

April 2nd

So sorry for your loss...sending prayers and hugs.

Lora Neal

April 3rd

Sorry to hear. Prayers.

Sheila Greenwood

April 3rd

I worked with her many years ago, when i was a teenager. She was a very kind, sweet lady. Sorry for your loss and prayers for you all.

Debra Rister Ritchie

April 3rd

Thoughts and prayers! Modena was a great CNA. She was awesome.

Linda (King) Martin

April 3rd

Rhonda and Family: My condolence on the passing of your mother. I know the loss is great. Prayers for you and yours❣️

Patricia Richardson&Family

April 3rd

So sorry for your loss Kaye and Faye an family sending prayers and love .

Patty Hilliard

April 3rd

Always such a sweet and caring lady. So sad to learn of her passing!

Vicki Dulaney Sledge

April 3rd

Class of 71

Robin Corry

April 3rd

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

Mike Frost

April 3rd

Back in the day had a lot of fun with her.She would come in the store And always brighten my day. Sorry for your loss.

Suzanne Brown

April 4th

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. You all are in my prayers. Love and Hugs 💕💕

Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

April 3rd

So sorry for your loss. She will sure be missed by everyone that knew her. May GOD give you peace and comfort. Fly High AUNT MODENA, Fly High. Loved you lots.

Terry (Koontz) Igert

April 3rd

I am so sorry for your family's loss of your mother!!! You all are a precious part of my childhood memories!!! Modena and my mom Modean always had a laugh about their names! Praying for you all!!

Shelby Davis

April 3rd

sorry for the loss be happy you had such a great mother

Kalvin Clark

April 4th

I will miss her so much. I spent a lot of time at her house growing up. She was a very sweet aunt .You will be greatly missed I love you. RIP aunt Modena

Walter J. Chaney Jr.

April 4th

Thoughts and prayers!

Carolyn Matchett

April 4th

The Lord has called another Angel home. I was so hoping I would be able to visit her again but when I do it will be in heaven. I loved my visits with her, she was such a beautiful lady and she made me feel I was one of her daughters, she touched so many lives. She will be greatly missed, my Love and Prayers are with her family. God Bless!

Chris Feldhake

April 4th

I'm so sorry for your loss, Char & family! Keeping you all in my thoughts in the days ahead.

Thomas Bates Sr.

April 5th

God gave this women a extra large HEART ,you will be missed!!

Cathrine Osterholtz

April 5th

You are missed greatly because you loved greatly! RIP Grandma ❤️❤️❤️

Melissa Patton

April 5th

Sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family!!♡♡♡

Jon & Diane Gaines

April 5th

We will miss you Aunt Modena. We love you and know you are in a better place. We are so sorry to your family for their loss. We know you will be so very missed.

Rebecca Ludwigsen

April 5th

We will never forget the love you gave to us Johnny and Maddie will never forget you Grammy Green. Rest In Peace Love From The Ludwigsen Family 🌈❤

George and Tracy (Shipley) Thompson

April 5th

So sorry for your loss. RIP Great Aunt Modena. Forever in our hearts, love you always, Tracy.

Sammie and Tina Wickiser

April 6th

Timothy Winters

April 6th

As she used to tell me " you might not be one of mine, but I Love and treat you like your one of mine. I just want to say thank you very much to the family for letting me share what times I had with her, she was and always will be My Special Friend. Love You all

Gary and Rita Cooper

April 6th

We are Sk Sorry for your Loss



Kyle Gaines
Brenda Rinehart
Pam and Gene Nichols
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Peggy Nichols
Mike and Sharon Gray
Mary Reynolds
Daniel and April... We love you 💜
Mary Anne Pittman
lucy eckelberry
Freda Lowe
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Vince and Linda Van Dyke
Marty & Nancy Thompson
Chris Stidham
Larry Frost
Donna Wood
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Lisa Stanley
Billye Young
Steve and Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler
Ginny Ashley
Tiffany Perez
Dallas and Amanda Clark and Family
Jim and Linda Grove
Class of 1970
Linda (King) Martin
Norman Philli[ps
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Peggy Coble
Chris Butler op
Rose Anderson
Kaye White
Tammy Dulaney
Jim Fry
Dianna Brinkley Cricelli
Rick and Mindy Green
Jodi Schnepper
Nikki Johnson
All 70's Reunion
Debbie King Casell
Becky (Pierson) Williams
Steve & Lisa Persinger
Tom & Connie Greenwood
Carl &Lois Workman
Gary Lagle
Debra ( Greenwood ) Thoele
Vicki Dulaney Sledge
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Marsha Kroeger
Staff at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Butch Martin
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
Lee Cooper
Mike & Deb McKinney
Clara Booth
David & Judy Bryden
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Sharon Burk
Tina Stanley
Rita and Ed Guinn
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Terry Igert
Gina Martin
Pat Richardson&Family
Suzanne Brown
Sharon Parish Byrd
Diana & Greg Rutland
Chris & Bev Britton
Joann Stanford
The Moats , Lister , and Highsmith family
Kalvin Madeline Meredith
Johnny & Maddie Ludwigsen
Cecelia Cardascio
Walter J. Chaney Jr.
Carolyn Matchett
Chris Feldhake
John & Marla Corry
Deborah& Thomas Bates Sr.
Cat Osterholtz
Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Flora Pizza Hut with love
Missy & Danny
Jon & Diane Gaines
tabitha martin
Susan McAllister
George and Tracy (Shipley) Thompson
Timothy Winters
Bruce &Nannette Richards
Pat Ridgeway
Tammy Steward and family


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