Darlene M. Green, 89, of Galesburg, died at 5:58 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born April 21, 1929, in Galesburg, the daughter of Orin A. and Zelda L. Mills. She married D. Wayne Green on June 16, 1956, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2015 after 59 years of marriage.
She is survived by two sons, David (Kassie) Green of Scottsdale, Arizona and Michael (Megan) Green of Chicago; a daughter, Nancy (Carlos) Green of Chicago; six grandchildren, Kimberly (Tanner), David (Robin), Tyler, Samuel, Alexander, and Sonia; and six great grandchildren, Caleb, Jaxson, Riley, Kiana, Kaitlyn, and Logan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Sutor; and a brother, Arthur Mills.
Darlene spent her early childhood in Cameron before moving to Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947 and from Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She worked as a registered nurse at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for 20 years. She also taught classes with the School of Nursing for many years.
Darlene was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was Clerk of the Session, sang in the choir for 40 years, taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Westminster Circle and the Tuesday Sewing Circle. Darlene had many other community memberships, including, Chapter MK of PEO, the Cottage Hospital Alumni, the Knox College Faculty Wives, and the Clio Club for over 50 years.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation with private family burial in Hope Cemetery. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Shawn Smith officiating. Coffee hour will follow the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, the Carl Sandburg Nursing College, or the Wayne and Darlene Green Foundation at the Galesburg Community Foundation.