Mr.Kermit E. Green, Galesburg Chapel

Green, Kermit79, of Galesburg, died at 9:35 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Rosewood Care Center.
Kermit was born March 4, 1935 in Beardstown, Ill., the son of James Kermit and Dorothy (Johnson) Green. He married Shirley K. Conrad on March 2, 1958 in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jeffrey (and B.J.) Green of Bettendorf, Iowa, Timothy (and Pam) Green of Galesburg, and Brian (and Amy) Green of Fitchburg, Mass.; three brothers, Lawrence Green of Oquawka, Ill., Melvin (and Marilyn) Johnson of Hanna City, Ill. and Kenny Melton of Galesburg; a sister, Nadine Watters of Oquawka, Ill.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Kermit spent most all of his life in Galesburg. He attended Galesburg High School, graduating in 1955. He spent a short time in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Green’s Home Improvement and spent 25 years as a self employed contractor, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of the Hope Wesleyan Church in Galesburg and served as a trustee for the church. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #894 in Galesburg and the Galesburg Rifleman’s Club. He was an officer for the Galesburg Pigeon Club and was treasurer for the Class of 1955 Reunion Committee.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Stephen Descalzo will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hope Wesleyan Church or the Galesburg Rescue Mission.

9 Guestbook Entries to “Mr.Kermit E. Green, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. Our deepest sympathies to Shirley and her family and to Nadine and her family. May the Lord watch over your loved one and be with you also. Sincerely Carol and Bud

  2. Shirley, Jeff, TJ and Brian – our deepest sympathies are with you on the loss of Kermit. Though we cannot make it home for the services, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you,

    Norm, Cherie, Mitch and Sam Ross

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . We have great memories. Enjoyed working with Shirley and getting to know him. One of our favorite lines by Dr. Seuss— Don’t cry because it’s over….. Smile because it happened.

  4. Shirley — Cannot make the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kermit was such a great guy and his work on my home over the years reminds me of him and his smile. Your are very fortunate to have had him in your life and I am lucky to have known him as a friend..

  5. Sending our love and prayers your way during this time. We always loved visiting with Kermit when we would visit Galesburg. He has left a wonderful heritage to his children and their families. We will always remember his smile.

  6. The family of Anthony Royse would like to send our deepest condolences. We are saddened by your loss.

  7. As A fellow classmate of Kermits, I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I also was the class of 1955 and always knew Kermit to be a friend to everyone. We attended every reunion except for one, and I knew the party would not start until Kermit was there. He was a great help to the reunion committee and I knew we would always have a great time as long as he was involved. He will be missed as those of “55″ that have already departed are being missed. Again, so sorry for your loss
    Gordy and Sherry (Johnson) Foster
    Hillsboro, IN 47949

  8. Shirley,
    Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to you and your family at the passing of Kermit. Neighbors, long ago.
    Rodger & Betsy

  9. KERMIT, MY OLD FRIEND. WE HAVE MANY MEMORIES OF TIMES PAST. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE SOLID ONE OF OUR GROUP IN HIGH SCHOOL AND AFTER. ALWAYS DEPENDABLE AND THERE WHEN WE NEEDED YOU.

    THANK YOU KERM !

    JIM BUTLER/ CLASS OF 1955

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