Funeral services for Sara J. Green, 87, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. She died December 1, 2011 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
Sara was born on February 23, 1924 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Richardson) Underwood.
She was a life-long resident of Lawrence.
She was a member of Alvamar Ladies Bridge Club and had been a member of other groups over the years. She was a member of the local quilting guild, and a member of several bowling teams at Royal Lanes Bowling Alley.
She was a homemaker.
She married Cecil B. Green on January 2, 1943 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death February 7, 2002.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan and husband, Keith Johnson, Kansas City, KS; two sons, Bill and his wife, Debbie Green, Tom and his wife, Patti Green, all of Lawrence; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude Graves, Sacramento, CA; and daughter-in-law, Judy Green (Jon’s wife). She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jon Green in 1982 and Jim Green in 2007; three brothers; and one sister.
The family will greet friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association – Greater KC Area and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Tom and Family,
My sympathies to all of you at the death of your mother, grandmother and sister. I will remember your mother in my prayers and Mass, especially this weekend.
Bob Flannery, LHS Class of 1965
Dear Green family,
I remember Sara back in junior high when I was over at Tommie’s. My condolences and thoughts to you all.
I was saddened to learn of Sara’s death. I recall such fun times with Sara and Cecil, your family, as well as Uncle Bill and Aunt Elizabeth. The Green home was always full of laughter, action and adventure.
We will be unable to attend services this Friday, but please know that we will be holding you close in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy, Judy & Gene Bauer
Dear Jan, Bill, Tom and all of the Green family,
Sara and Cecil have played a large roll in the Penny family. Sara Jean was Jun’s first cousin. Through the years, Sara and Jun often shared many memories of Grandfather Underwood, life in the Underwood household and many, many family events and stories. There were happy times and sad times, and it all impacted their lives with their living in Lawrence, going to Pinckney together, being good friends through High School and on through life until their death’s. I delighted in being a part of that from fifth grade, at Pinckney, where Sara was my friend, until Cecil then Jun and now Sara have died. Sara was always a very cute little girl. I am thankful you printed her picture as the darling that she was.
Loyalty and sincere affection were the outstanding characteristics of all three of those three precious people. I thank God for them.
My love to you all,
Mary Lou Penny
This is exactly what I was loionkg for. Thanks for writing!