JACK MORRIS GREENE

Jack Morris Greene was born September 17, 1933 to Orville E. Greene and Opal (Clay) Greene at home in St. Charles, IA where his parents farmed.
Jack worked on the family farm until he graduated from Shannon City High School. After high school he worked for the Union County Engineering Departmentt on the Survey crew for two years.
He married Lila Dell Keller on June 6, 1954. Together they moved to Corning, IA where he began his career with the telephone company. His starting pay was $1.05/hour. On the weekends Jack would work at the movie theater running the projector. Jack worked for the telephone company for 38 years; five of those years were on the construction of telephone lines. After that he installed phones and repaired phones. Jack took a home study course in the International Correspondence school and received a diploma in 1960. He installed and maintained central office equipment and Key systems and PBX systems.
Jack attended 20 different schools where he studied telephone equipment receiving diplomas for each course. Jack was promoted to District Administrator where he oversaw the construction and maintenance of 12 towns. He was also responsible for overseeing the business office, working with a quarter million-dollar budget. He supervised all central office installations and maintenance along with the EPABX installation.
After retirement Jack and Lila moved to Florida where Jack helped Lila in her ministry of the Lord, Jesus Christ. They became the healing hands that God used to reconcile and mend churches that had been broken. They ministered in several Florida churches before moving back to Creston, IA in 2007. Jack continued to support and work alongside of Lila at the church.
Jack enjoyed wood working and made lots of different items in his shop. Clocks were his favorite things to make but he made grandfather clocks, cedar chest, toy chest, napkin holders, tables, benches, etc. He loved making things for his family, church family and friends. This brought him a lot of happiness. He had a very giving spirit.
Jack went home to be with his Lord on January 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lila, on November 9, 2017; paternal grandparents, William Henry Greene and Carrie Mae Brown Greene; maternal grandparents, Swen Clay and Maude (Brown) Clay; parents, Orville Greene and Opal (Clay) Greene; brother, William Greene; sisters, Mildred Buck and Marjorie Sickels; brothers-in-law, Donald Keller, Harold Creculius, Willard White, Dick Franklin, Dale Campbell, Marvin Keller and Gene Sickels; sisters-in-law, Derma Jean Campbell, Alice Keller, Darlene White, Maxine Franklin, Doris Creculius; granddaughter, Lacey Layne Klaahsen; great grandson, Jerrad Lorenzen; grandson-in-law, Eric Reasland.
Jack is survived and lovingly remembered by his sons, Nicky Greene (Denise), Rock Valley, IA, and Danny Greene (Debbie) Storm Lake, IA; daughters, Linda Richie (Doug) Blackburn, MO and Sheri Plough (Rusty) Marion, IA; grandchildren, Ryan Greene (Stacey) Brandon, SD, Christopher Greene, Wallisville, TX, Katie and Samantha Green, Rock Valley, IA, Stephanie Hanna (Douglas) Milford, IA, Bradley Greene (Abbey) Ely, IA, Kyle Greene, Alta, IA, Brooke Spencer (Travis) Omaha, NE, Tabitha Reasland (Brian Sturgill) Troy, OH, Jeremy Lorenzen (Stephanie) Marshall, MO, Jackie Baker (Patrick) Nelson, MO, Corey Plough (Cassy) Marion, IA, Lindsey Katsiametis (Dino) Mission Veijo, CA, Sidnea Plough (Danny Gerber) Marion, IA, Derek Plough, Rollinsville, CO; great grandchildren, Devan and Jordon Hanna, Ashley and Brayden Greene, Tanner, Izabel, Nolen and Nash Spencer, Kadin and Adyson Greene, Yaya Rose Greene, Taya Kline, Hope, Jackson and Lydia Lorenzen, Cameron Hayes, Logan Plough, Carter Reasland, Kylie, Ava, Austin and Landon Katsiametis, Sawyer and Easton Gerber; two new grandsons expected in 2021; sisters-in-law. Marilyn Greene Gallatin, TX and Leora Keller, Murray, IA; brother, Dale Greene Mount Ayr, IA; brother-in-law, Roland Buck Mount Ayr, IA; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Celebrating the life of Jack Morris Greene will be with a Private Family Service at 11:00 a.m. on  Thursday, January 21, 2021 at  Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating will be Rev. Al Rusk with the Eulogy by Scott Mitchell.
Prelude music by Sheri Plough. Special songs will be “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Never Grow Old”, “Stroll Over Heaven”,  “Danny Boy” and “Evidence”.
Casketbearers are Ryan Greene, Jeremy Lorenzen, Bradley Greene, Corey Plough, Kyle Greene. and Christopher Greene.
Honorary pallbearers Derek Plough, Stephanie Hannah, Tabitha Reasland, Brooke Spencer, Lindsey Katsiametis, Jacquelyn Baker, Sidnea Plough, Katie Greene and Samantha Greene.
Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City, IA.
Memorial fund to the family’s choice.

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