MATTOON – Robert Lynn Green, age 87, of Mattoon passed away at 1:05 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 1, 2015) at his residence.
Funeral services honoring his life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Schilling Funeral Home, Mattoon, with Richard Coen officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
Bob was born on June 10, 1927, in Cumberland County, the son of William and Maud (Bingaman) Green. He married Dorothy Uphoff on March 27, 1963. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Lora Green of Mattoon; stepdaughter, Mary Jane (Bill) Newell of Champaign; stepdaughter, Susie (Rick) Biggs of Arcola; step daughter-in-law, Pat Uphoff of Mattoon; stepson, John (Sharon) Uphoff of
Mattoon; sisters, Mary Green and Ruth Brennan, both of Mattoon; grandchildren, Stan, Bill, Rachel, Deborah, Justin, Mitch, Amanda, Krissy, Meredith and Megan; 10 great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren and their families.
He was preceded in death by two infant brothers; sister, Elizabeth Jones; and stepson, Steve Uphoff.
Bob was a farmer for 60 years before retiring. He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge and Odd Fellows and a former trustee of Paradise Township. Bob enjoyed rides through the countryside in his truck, checking on his farm.
He also enjoyed many visits and phone calls from family and friends in recent months. The family would like to thank Kay, Karen, Craig, Lorilie and Loretta for their special care.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to Doran's Lutheran Church or Lincolnland Hospice.