Jean Hoenshel Green, 83, of Red Oak, formerly of Centerville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Creston.
Peggy Jean Hoenshel Green was born Nov. 27, 1929 in rural Emerson, the daughter of William and Jessie (Smith) Douglas. She graduated from the Emerson High School in 1946 and attended Tarkio College where she received her teaching certificate. She started teaching in a one-room schoolhouse near Wales, Iowa.
Peggy Jean was united in marriage to Jack Hoenshel on May 17, 1951 and to this union four children were born, Deborah, Peggy, Scott and Wendy. Peggy Jean lived in Denmark and Pocahontas before moving to Centerville where she lived for many years.
She later moved to Unionville, Mo. and in 1987 started spending winters in Tucson, Ariz. She was united in marriage to Max Green on Jan. 6, 1993 in Bull Head City, Ariz. and they started spending the summers in Red Oak about eight years ago.
At one point in her life she was on Gov. Ray’s Task Force for Indochinese Resettlement to bring refugees to Iowa. This was very dear to her heart. Peggy Jean was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing cards, including Bridge and crossword puzzles.
Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Deborah L. Hoenshel; brother, George Douglas; and sister, Marjorie Bass.
Survivors include her husband, Max Green of Red Oak; children, Peggy Keele and husband, Mark, of Cedar Rapids, Scott Hoenshel and wife, Niki, of Spring, Texas and Wendy Hartsock and husband, Tom, of Creston; grandchildren, Spencer Mathews and wife, Tracy, of Council Bluffs; Elijah and Emeri Hoenshel of Spring, Texas and Samuel and Sydney Hartsock of Creston; step-children, Dennis Green and wife, Sheila, of Mesa, Ariz., Christine Green and husband, Anthony Garcia, of Tucson, Ariz. and Sylvia Kothe and husband, James, of Tucson, Ariz.; step-grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas Kothe of Tucson, Ariz; brother, William Douglas and wife, Barbara, of Emerson; sisters, Joan Moore of Cathedral City, Calif. and Barbara C. Douglas of Georgetown, Texas; many nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and classmates.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Emerson United Methodist Church with Pastor Denise Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Emerson Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Emerson United Methodist Church.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, 410 Sixth St., Red Oak, IA, 51566 is in charge of arrangements.