Jennie Green

JENNIE MATHILDA GREEN 3-14-1916 — 4-20-2001

Jennie Mathilda Green, 85, died April 20, 2001, at her home in North Platte.

She was born March 14, 1916, at Winnetoon to John and Inez Lucinda Lyon Neyens.  She grew up on the family farm and attended school at St. Ludger’s Academy in Creighton.  She graduated in 1933.

She worked on the family farm until 1939.  She then worked for Largen Theater in Creighton.  After moving to O’Neill, she worked for M&M Bakery and Judge Harrington.

On June 16, 1941, she married Lyle Mervin Green at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.  During World War II, they lived in Army camps at Cheyenne, Wyo., Junction City and Salina, Kan., and Olympia, Wash, until her husband went overseas.  She then returned to O’Neill.

In 1954, they bought and operated the Mitchell Bakery in Mitchell until 1976, when they moved to North Platte and bought and operated the Nebraskan Liquor Store until 1979 with Harvey and Delores Sawyer.  

Mrs. Green was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Ladies of St. Patrick’s, Tuesday Bible Study Group, Rosary Group, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and several bridge groups.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading and playing bridge.

Survivors include two daughters, LouEtta McHenry of Gering and Marian (Virgil) Bourek of Farley, Iowa; two sons, Richard L. (Carol) of North Platte and Donald J. (Nancy) of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; a stepgrand-daughter; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren, a sister, Ula Mae McManigal of Creighton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Sarah Muller and Elizabeth Meyer; four brothers, John, Elmer “Pete,” Charles and Joseph Neyens and an infant brother; and a great-granddaughter, Savina Sarah De Los Santos.

Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Rosary will be at 7 pm Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. as celebrant and the Rev. David Bourek concelebrating.  Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

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