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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: www.frankandbright.com
Jessica, I am so sorry to hear about your grandmas passing. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
So sorry for your loss Rosalee and family. Prayers of peace and comfort for all.
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.
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
Praying for comfort for your family.
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.
So sorry for your loss prayers
So sorry for your loss...sending prayers and hugs.
Sorry to hear. Prayers.
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.
Thoughts and prayers! Modena was a great CNA. She was awesome.
Rhonda and Family: My condolence on the passing of your mother. I know the loss is great. Prayers for you and yours❣️
So sorry for your loss Kaye and Faye an family sending prayers and love .
Always such a sweet and caring lady. So sad to learn of her passing!
Class of 71
So sorry for you loss. Prayers for all the family.
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.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. You all are in my prayers. Love and Hugs 💕💕
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.
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!!
sorry for the loss be happy you had such a great mother
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
Thoughts and prayers!
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!
I'm so sorry for your loss, Char & family! Keeping you all in my thoughts in the days ahead.
God gave this women a extra large HEART ,you will be missed!!
You are missed greatly because you loved greatly! RIP Grandma ❤️❤️❤️
Sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family!!♡♡♡
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.
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 🌈❤
So sorry for your loss. RIP Great Aunt Modena. Forever in our hearts, love you always, Tracy.
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
We are Sk Sorry for your Loss