Joan Gayle Green
June 28, 1942 - May 15, 2016
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Joan Gayle (Long) Green, age 73, of Springfield, MO, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. She was born June 28, 1942, in Lohrville, IA, to Leonard and Kathryn (Pryor) Somers. She attended Brentwood Christian Church. Joni loved to ride horses at University 40 Park. She graduated from Lohrville High School in 1960 and went on…

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Kathy Cunningham left a message on May 22, 2016:
My sincere sympathies to Joni’s family! I remember her in Lohrville always surrounded by friends having fun and, as Julie Helle stated so well, totally fearless. From her able handling of the icy slide into the ditch on a trip to Fort Dodge, to a jump from a loft into a pile of boards for a ‘girls club’ initiation, she was ahead of the pack! So many memories of those times still make me smile. I’m so sorry to hear of Joni’s passing. She won’t be forgotten.
Linda Lou Parker Hay left a message on May 21, 2016:
I was a year ahead of Joni in school at Lohrville Iowa. She was always very friendly. I think that everyone liked her. May God Bless her family and help them now in this time of need. may Joni RIP Linda Lou Parker Hay
Terry & Peg Stickrod left a message on May 19, 2016:
We are very sad to hear of Joni’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Julie Mills Helle left a message on May 18, 2016:
I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Joni’s death. Though we were not in touch much in recent years, she and I were connected when I was in high school through our love of horses. Joni was afraid of nothing; she rode a horse so spirited that it scared me to death. We had many adventures in her car too; I remember going to late drive in movies, sliding into the ditch once when it was icy and following a man for miles who kept driving past my home because he was interested in my mother. When I was a senior in college, she and Roger lived close and I spent time with them and a friend of Roger’s. Truly this wonderful woman will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace, Joni; you are gone too soon.
Sharon Letson left a message on May 17, 2016:
I am so very saddened to hear of Joni Green’s passing. I’m very devastated by this news. I’ve known her since 1988 when I first got my Balinese cat Sasha and then a year later Bianca. We shared a love of animals and we also shared word games on facebook of which she was a genious on, mostly always beating me on them. When my last Balinese from her pair was close to her passing, Joni came with a friend to my house and she was very comforting to Bianca and to me. We shared a lot over the years and I’m so shocked that she’s gone. I didn’t know she was sick. I wish I had the time to visit her during these years, but with working, I didn’t. Still we were close in the love we shared of our cats and dogs. She was a very special, gentle person. Not many out there like her and I’m feeling very low and sad. Please know that I loved her as a friend and send my sincerest condelences to the family. I’ll light a candle at the shop in her honor. Dance with the angels Joni, I’ll never forget you. Give Sasha and Bianca a cuddle for me.
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Jim and Kathryn (Thompson) Myers left a message on May 17, 2016:
God bless and comfort you in your sorrow. Joni was not only my dear friend, but a “sister”. I will miss her so much, can’t seem to stop the weeping. But I know she would tell all of us to carry on. And we will, because she left us with such inspiration. All who have know her love and respect her. She was a wise woman….strong, yet gentle. Bryan and Corey, she loved you so much and was so proud of you. You are proof of the kind of woman she was. She raised you well, and you have done her proud. I praise God for the opportunity to call her my friend since Kindergarten. She always gave good advice and instruction when I needed it, and comfort when I was sad. We laughed and cried together, and had such fun and good memories. Growing up together in Lohrville was such a blessing. Many memories of playing our ukeleles and singing, slumber parties, staying up all night, cruising around when we finally got our licenses and getting $.50 worth of gas so our Dads would not know how far we had gone. Unfortunately, my Dad checked the mileage. I did not get by with much! Don’t imagine Joni did either! Our “Seasoned” years have been even better. Rest in Peace, Joni. I will miss you until we meet again in the presence of our Savior Jesus.
Bill & Frances Lawson left a message on May 17, 2016:
How sad to hear of Joni’s sudden death! Though we were not close friends, we so enjoyed attending school with her. She always seemed so happy & was very friendly to all! Our sincere sympathy to her sons & their families. Bill & Fran Lawson Rockwell City, IA
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