Cynthia Ann (Winslow) Greene, 85, of Hoopeston, danced into Jesus’ arms on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Heritage Health Care in Hoopeston.
She was born March 12, 1928, on the family homestead in Grant County, Fairmount, Ind., to Arthur Wendell and Mary Louise (Arnold) Winslow.
She met the love of her life at a Rural Youth Conference at Purdue University and on Oct. 12, 1947, she married Paul Sidney Greene. He survives.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Growing up, she was an active member of 4-H with sewing and showing Belgian horses and was a member of Little Ridge Friends Church. At the age of 17, Cynthia was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and has modeled how to live without complaint or bitterness.
After getting married, she moved to Washington, Ind., and started her family. Soon afterward they moved to the family farm outside of East Lynn, Ill. While being a homemaker, she worked alongside Paul with the farm.
When Paul began Greene Welding and Hardware, she came on board, stood by him and helped build the business with him. Through their hard work at the business, she and Paul had the wonderful privilege of traveling the world in spite of her limitations. She retired with Paul, after he had a stroke which rendered him unable to return to work.
Through the years, she was a den mother, a member of East Lynn United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Home Extension (including being an officer), Hoopeston United Methodist Church, Women Making a Difference, was a 50-year member of the Eastern star, and blessed many people with her spirit of giving through baking breads and knitting afghans, prayers shawls, lap robes and washcloths.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Greene of Hoopeston; her children, Robert (Maureen) Greene of Industry, Ill., Marilyn (Lester) Maul of Rankin, David (Cheryl) Greene of Temple Terrace, Fla., Rex (Rhoda) Greene of East Lynn, and Susan (Richard) Hoffman of Robbinsville, N.J.; her brother, John Winslow of Peoria, Ariz.; and her sister, Carolyn (Richard) Riley of Anderson, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Cynthia was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sue Ellen (Biggs) Greene, and her sister-in-law, Phyllis Winslow.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, with a visitation prior from 9-11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Houseman and Pastor Andy Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077.
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Cynthia’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.