BRANSON, Mo. -- Delmar O. Green, 81, died Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2003) at Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Mo. He was a lifelong resident of Atwood.
He was born Jan. 16, 1922, to Joe and Lucy (Fikan) Green. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1938 and received a degree in industrial management in business from the University of Kansas in 1943
During World War II, he served with the Army in the Philippine Islands.
On Aug. 26, 1946, he married Lillian Vap at Saint Philomena Church in Denver, Colo. The couple made their home on the Green family farm southeast of Atwood. The couple moved to Atwood in 1982. He was a progressive farmer and rancher.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus in the third and fourth degree, the American Legion Sam Hubbard Post No. 46, Rotary Club, and the consulting board of the State Bank of Atwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Harold; and a daughter, Rhonda in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Vap Green of Atwood; two sons, Marvin and wife, Debbie of Ludell, Kan., and Robert and wife, Ruth of Lincoln, Ill.; five daughters, Charlotte Green and Beverly Green both of Denver, Colo., Natalie and husband, Tom Bothwell of Two Harbors, Minn., Laurie and husband, Gary Adelhardt of Berlin, Md., and Jolene and husband, Chris Moulder of Jackson, Wyo.; and 16 grandchildren.
A mass of Christian burial was Monday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atwood.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Mount Calvary Cemetery Fund or the new Atwood Swimming Pool Fund, both of Atwood.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.