INDEPENDENCE – Morris Ivan "Mick" Greenley, 79 years old, of rural Independence, died on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Buchanan County Health Center Long Term Care in Independence. He was born on Sept. 10, 1934, in Buchanan County, the son of Russell Merry and Laura Janette (Main) Greenley. He attended the Buchanan County country schools and the Independence High School. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army. On June 22, 1957, he and the former Janet Evelyn Horn were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence. They farmed near Independence. Mr. Greenley retired (in a manner of speaking) in 1999.
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Mr. Greenley is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet, two sons, Robert (Jamie) Greenley of Hazleton, and Joel (Molly) Greenley of Independence, two daughters, Deb (Kevin) Lunn of Jewell, and Pam (Bob Cummings) Greenley of Independence. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother, Tom (Beth) Greenley of Independence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Oliver Greenley, Russell Greenley, David Greenley, and Victor Greenley, two sisters, Edna Dodge and Jane Riedemann, and one great grandson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Burial will be in Rowley Cemetery in Rowley. Friends may call for visitation from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, Iowa, where a Masonic Service begins at 7:30 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
White Funeral Home
400 First Street West Independence, IA 50644
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 18, 2014