Sally Jane Green, 90, Paola: March 11, 1932 – Jan. 25, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Sally Jane Green, 90, Paola: March 11, 1932 – Jan. 25, 2023

PAOLA, Kan. – Sally Jane (Hunsaker) Green, 90, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Life Care Center , Osawatomie, Kan., with family and friends. Jane was born March 11, 1932, to Ralph and Sallie (Waugh) Hunsaker, at the family farm in Turin, Iowa.

She came from a family of three brothers and two sisters, whom all have deceased.

She later moved to Mapleton, Iowa, with her family, where she graduated from Mapleton High School with the class of 1950.

She worked at a bank in Mapleton, and then attended flight attendant school in Omaha, Neb. During her visits with her grandparents and family in Olivet, Kan., she was able to attend local dances with her cousins. It is at one of these dances that she met Jesse Dale Green Jr., who was from Melvern, Kan. They were married April 3, 1954, in Omaha. From this union two children, David and Diane were born.

Jane and Dale then moved to a place west of Melvern, then northwest of Melvern, and finally to a farm three miles west of town in 1955. There they farmed and lived for 55 years until Dale’s passing in 2010. Jane was busy with the farm and raising children. She then worked for more than a decade with the Melvern schools’ food service. She was involved with the Melvern Methodist Church and other clubs.

Jane and Dale enjoyed following their grandson’s activities and were regulars at their school events. They also liked to travel including camping trips with family. They continued to travel to various areas of the country later in their lives.

After Dale’s passing, Jane moved to Paola, Kan., to be closer to family. She became involved with the Paola Methodist Church, and attended other community activities with friends. She also was able to travel to visit family in other parts of the country with her cousin. Her grandson, Nelson, was able to move in with her the last seven years and developed a special relationship and bond.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Steve Jones ; daughter-in-law Diana (Turner) Green; parents; siblings, Iola Mae (Cliff) Bond, Richard Hunsaker, Robert Hunsaker(in infancy), Lois (Walt) Gowan, and Ralph(Bev) Hunsaker; siblings-in-law, Juliette (Grover) Burnett, Margaret (Otis) Patterson, Bill Jones, and Wayne Litch.

Jane is survived by her son, David (Mary) Green; three grandsons and six great grandchildren, Jarred (Sheila) Green and Stratton, Scarlett, Sterling and Scottlyn, Lee “Nick” (Amy) Green and Emerson and Wilder, and Nelson Green. She has five bonus grandchildren Mike (Trisha) Armstrong and Ashton, Kaiden and Maysen, Jeff Armstrong and Ethan and Jack; and Kathy (Jeremy) Deason and Kelly and Freddie; and Natalie and Erik Jones; and sisters-in-law, Helen Hunsaker, Mary K. Jones and Phyliss Litch.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Melvern United Methodist Church, 620 NW Emporia St., Melvern. Burial will follow in the Melvern Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Melvern United Methodist Church, the Paola United Methodist Church, or the Melvern Community Center, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.


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