John B. Green, 80 years, of West Unity, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at his home with his wife Osa at his bedside. John was born July 29, 1936 in West Unity, Ohio, the son of the late Elgie and Mabel (Beaverson) Green. He was a 1954 graduate of West Unity High School, where he received a State of Ohio FFA degree. He married Joyce Yvonne Bowers on August 5, 1956 in West Unity, and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2001. He then married Osa Louys on June 21, 2009, in Grand Rapids, Ohio, and she survives.
A lifelong farmer, John was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church and the West Unity Antique Power Club. John was the founder of the Leatherwood Antique Tractor Club. He loved the farm, restoring tractors, traveling and spending time with those he loved. John and Osa spent their winters in Del Ray Beach, Florida. John was a regular at Miller’s Country Kitchen Restaurant, where he stopped every morning to drink coffee and contribute to what was happening in West Unity.
Surviving is his wife, Osa of West Unity; two daughters, Jeanette (Paul) Pacholski of Erie, Michigan and Joann (Neil) Kempf of West Unity; two stepdaughters, Brenda (David) Milliman of West Chester, Ohio and Catherine (James) Garber of Dublin, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; stepson, Andrew VanNortwick; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Murphy and one sister, Geneva Sharp.
Visitation for John B. Green will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity. Funeral services for John will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 in the West Unity United Methodist Church, 311 North Liberty Street, West Unity, with Pastor Greg Coleman officiating. Private family interment will take place in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.
The family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy to consider memorial contributions be directed to West Unity United Methodist Church, 311 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio 43570, or to the Williams County Public Library, West Unity Branch. 109 South High Street West Unity OH 43570.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com
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