Obituaries » Joann Green
August 21, 1943 - February 7, 2018
Condolences: Family & friends may sign the book
12:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday, Feb 10 at the Armstrong Funeral Home
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery – Mount Ayr
In Lieu of Flowers: Boy’s Town – Omaha, NE
Joann Ardell (Akes) Green was born August 21, 1943 to Zelma Ardell (Oliver) Akes and Harold Keith Akes in her aunt’s home at Shelby, Iowa. At the time of her birth, her father was in the process of being sent to Japan to serve in the US Army as a soldier in World War II. Many happy times were spent growing up at her grandparents’ (M.L. & Myrtle Oliver’s) farm south of Clarinda, Iowa. In her elementary school years, she attended Washington Central School at Keokuk, Iowa. She completed Junior High and High School on the Northwest Missouri State University campus (Horace Mann School) graduating in 1961.
Joann spent her entire lifetime as a farm wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, spending time in nature, and conversing with a few close friends and relatives. Joann was married to Dick Lee Green from Blockton, Iowa. To this union, 4 children were born: Martin (Marty) Lee, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann, Bonnie Estella, and Rhonda Kay.
Joann passed away on February 7, 2018. Survivors include her children Marty (Ronda) Green, Elizabeth Brand, Bonnie Randles, and Rhonda (Merle) Triggs; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; her father Harold (Ginnie) Akes and many relatives.
Joann was preceded in death by her husband (Dick Green); her mother; grandparents; aunts, uncles, cousins, and brother and sister-in-laws.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Boys Town, west of Omaha, NE