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Alice Ann Green
July 7, 1925 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Alice Ann Green passed away peacefully late Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Wheatland Manor, a month after her 98th birthday.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 4, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, in the church, the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Grand Mound. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Right to Life, or Boy’s Town.
Alice was born on the family farm, southwest of DeWitt, Iowa, on July 7, 1925. She was the youngest of three daughters born to her parents, Charles and Margaret (Clarke) Farrell. While attending a country school, she was taught by her sister, Mary, in grades 6 through 8. Alice graduated as Salutatorian from St. Joseph High School in DeWitt in 1942. She then entered nurses training, graduating from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Clinton (in Cadet Nurses Corps) in 1946. She later worked as an R.N. at DeWitt Community Hospital and as a private duty nurse. Alice Ann married Leonard Gerard Green on September 9, 1946, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. The couple raised their six children on a farm south of Grand Mound, later retiring to DeWitt. Leonard preceded her in death in 2014.
Alice was a member of Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church in Grand Mound, and later a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. She served on the Altar and Rosary Society in both parishes. Over the years, she was on the Referral Board and member of the Hearing Impaired Association as well as Right to Life. She also belonged to the Friday Study Club in Grand Mound. Alice Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her family and faith were very important to her. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, and, being Irish, she liked to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
She will be deeply missed by her daughters, and their spouses, Cheryl (Jim) Whalen of Guttenberg, Maureen (David) Mann of Underwood, Mary Jeanine (Mark) Gannon of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, and Madonna (Brian) Farrell of Bailey, North Carolina; daughters-in-law, Debb Green of Iowa City and Mary Ann Green of Dubuque; 16 grandchildren, Lisa (Todd) Hines, Mike Whalen, Chris Whalen, Jolene (Aaron) Pollard, Emily (Nathan) Baldwin, Colleen (Steve) Tigges, Ryan (Erin) Mann, Sean (Hannah Caulkins) Mann, Bridget (Tony) Amelio, Rebecca Mailey, Carrie (Kyle) Pridgen, Austin (Missy) Faur, Kelly Farrell, Katie Farrell, Laura Farrell, and Brian Farrell Jr.; 16 great-grandchildren, Brandon Whalen, Noah Whalen, Steven, Cecilia, and Felicity Pollard, Kylynn, River, and Ronan Tigges, Ethan Amelio, Kylie, Lexi, and Kathleen Mailey, Luke and Eloise Pridgen, and Clare and Benedict Faur; and a great-great-granddaughter, Scarlett Whalen; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Leon Green and Steven Green, sisters, Sister Charles Mary, and Margaret (John) Dodds, in-laws, Mary Lee Green, Eldon (Therese) Green, and a son-in-law, Mel Faur, and her mother and father in law, Albert and Mary Green.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com