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GALVA - Arline Martha Green, 93, of Galva died at 8:44 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Courtyard Estates in Galva.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva. The Rev. Linda Winkelman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church.

She was born on a farm in Knox County on July 25, 1920, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Elsa (Palmer) and Gunnard Anderson. She graduated from Galva High School and attended Western Teacher's College in Macomb, Ill. She married Edwin G. Green on Aug. 25, 1944, in Galva. She happily lived the life of a farmer's wife.

Mrs. Green was an active, lifelong member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, where she was the church historian for 30 years and wrote three church history books. She always wanted to be a teacher and taught in Kelly School, the Bishop Hill Colony School and later was a kindergarten teacher in the Wethersfield schools. She was a member of the Henry-Stark County and Wethersfield retired teachers' associations. Arline spoke fluent Swedish and taught many Swedish classes for area residents. She also belonged to the VASA Lodge 683, the Galva Women's Club, the Henry County Historical Society and the Galva Historical Society. In later life, she delighted in impersonating Minnie Pearl and entertained many area clubs and organizations.

Survivors include a son, Robert (Madelyn) Green of rural Galva; a daughter, Nancy (Dan Davis) Green of Denver, Colo.; three grandsons, Warren (Nicole) Green, Geoff Green and Edwin "Ned" Davis; two great-granddaughters; a niece, Kathy (Anderson) Mattson; a cousin, Debra (Ekstedt) Miles; and many other relatives both here and in Sweden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Reuben Anderson; and a sister, Mabel, in infancy.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 15, 2014
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