Reada Ann Green

Reada Ann Green died peacefully at home in Lawrence, KS at the age of 77.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Lawrence VFW, 1801 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Readann is survived by children, Michael (Sandy) of Great Bend, Ks, David Green of Hutchinson, Ks, John (Mandy) of Lawrence, Ks, Henry (Cheryl) of Lawrence, Ks and Bridget (niece)(Robert) of Richardson, Tx. She has one remaining sibling, Jonathan Johnson of Great Bend, Ks. Nine grandchildren; Lindsay Martin, Corey Richards, Larissa Richards, Trae Green, Seth Green, Keara Johnson, Miata Johnson, Briana Johnson and Robert Johnson II, and 4 great grandchildren.

She had a group of family of friends that supported her and she loved them, Sunnye Mannie) Neto of Florida and Susan Fulton, of Lawrence.

She is preceded in death by Percy Richards, (father,) Lottie B. Johnson, (mother) and Elmo H Johnson, Sr, (stepfather). Siblings: Leroy V. Jones, Sr, George Jones, Margaret Jean Johnson, and Elmo Henry Johnson, Jr. Grandparents: George Mitchell(grandfather) and Margret(Willie) Watson.

Readann was born on July 2, 1941 in Hoisington, Ks to Lottie Johnson and Percy Richards. She graduated from Wichita State University in 1995 with a Master’s Degree in Sociology, along with many other degrees. Readann was a professor at both WSU and McPherson College 1991-1996. She was excited about being a on the team at Wellesy College at the Center for Research for Women. During this tenue she was also a Guest Lecturer on issues of Race, Class, and Gender. She was an advocate on change and equal opportunities.

She married Mike Green in April (1959-1968) in Great Bend, Ks. They welcomed four boys into their home and Readann was set about teaching them the way of the world through her wisdom, and life experience.

Readann was an accomplished student. She was a woman who loved to learn different cultures, loved to read, and never stopped sharing her wisdom. Readann was passionate about teaching people and helping women of all different walks of life. If she befriended you, you were a friend for life. You could also find her watching Jeopardy, working crosswords puzzles, reading the newspapers, and sitting her on her porch relaxing. She was always ready for a good discussion on politics, race and religion. She had a wealth of knowledge until the end and full of wit. She marched to the beat of her own drums. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Cancer Soceity In Remembracne of Reada Ann Green.

The family would like to thank you for your kind words.

11 Condolences

  1. Sharla Arrington on September 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Thinking of all of you, keeping everyone in my prayers!



  2. mary snell on September 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    so sorry about reada ann. she was a good friend to me and when we did see each other we had good conversations. RIP reada. your with your family now reasting in heavens celestial gardens.



  3. Ryan Reece on September 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I would like to express my deepest condolences! Send you all my thoughts and prayers!



  4. Tiffany on September 22, 2018 at 10:11 am

    So sorry about your loss. If you go to lawreance call Justin. That’s where he lives.



  5. Denise Lampert on September 22, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.



  6. Linda Tolbert on September 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of sorrow. I didnt know Reada, but I did meet her son while working at Dollar General. If his demeanor is any like his mothers, I can tell she was a great human being. May you rest in peace and watch over the others.



  7. Jessica on September 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    She was such an integral part of my early 20’s. A part of my family, when mine was broken…she has had a piece of my heart and will forever. Thank You for sharing your Mother with the world! It is a better place for having her here. Loves…She also, made me laugh, daily…with her truth.



  8. Francina on September 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May treasured memories fill your hearts and ease the pain that you are feeling at this time. The words at Revelation 21:3,4 will give you comfort and a hope. You have my deepest sympathy.



  9. James on October 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Mrs. Green is an awesome person with a beautiful soul. I googled her in hopes to find her so i can share what an impact she had on me as her former student. I’m sad to learn she is not here no more. NO doubt in my mind she is in a better place with god. Mrs. green if you’re reading this i want to thank you for all that you have done for me.

    always
    James



  10. TeiJae (TJ) Taylor on December 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I just heard the news (12-22-2018) and am saddened by the loss of such a lovely and friendly woman who is a family friend. There are many who just found out that Ms. Reada is no longer with us. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. She will truly be missed as she was lively and full of knowledge. I am honored to have made her acquaintance while in KS at my sisters. Here in California, I hold the memories of her Ms. Reada very dear. Stay encouraged and know that she was loved.



  11. Marcy on May 6, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    It is rare and otherworldly, the radiance that Miss Reada exhibited. She was my neighbor and friend, who stood in as mother and angel. Never have I met someone who could see so much in lieu of words, and I am eternally grateful for her friendship. Reada, your unconditional warmth was appreciated more than you could ever know. You always reminded me of the beauty in truth, the clarity that comes from knowledge and learning, the strength from facing fears. I hope we can have a coffee and a chat again someday. Thanks Angel Lady. X



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