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Bonnie Green Orient

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 9:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 10:39 a.m. CDT

Bonnie Green, 80, of the Zion/Orient area, died Oct. 9, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. The Rev. Jeff Banks will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery east of Orient. Open visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday with family present 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Greater Regional Hospice Home. Online condolences may be left at

Bonnie Jayne Green, daughter of Lenora Adella (Davis) and George Harry Petherick, was born July 18, 1933, in rural Taylor County.

Bonnie graduated from Zion Consolidated High School.

Bonnie worked at the Zion store, while in high school, in 1950.

On Nov. 26, 1950, Bonnie married Richard Dale Green at Hill of Zion Church.

While Rich was in the service, Bonnie lived in Evansville, Ind., and worked for Smith and Butterfield, selling cameras and leather goods. Bonnie also worked in Des Moines for Solar Aircraft in the general accounting department.

After Rich was discharged, they returned to Zion to the family farm, where Bonnie took care of the home and helped on the farm.

They moved to Davenport for three years, returned to Orient, then moved back to the family farm.

Rich died Feb. 22, 1977.

Bonnie then went back to work in Creston as a legal secretary for Anderson, Werner, Holmes and Steffes (now Kenyon and Nielsen Law PC, working with Todd Nielsen), until she retired in 2009.

Bonnie was formerly a member of Hill of Zion Church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston and Iowa Angus Auxiliary and was a volunteer with the READ mentoring program.

Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Jayne (husband Mike) Livingston of Zion and Marcia (husband Jeff) Kralik of Creston; son Rod (wife Barb) Green of Zion; brothers, Les (wife Fran) Petherick of Marietta, Ga., and Paul (wife Evona) Petherick of Bettendorf; brother-in-law Ron Totzke of Nekoosa, Wis.; sisters, Vera Rohrberg of Stanwood, Wash., and Wanona (husband Roy) Dwyer of Winterset; sister-in-law Geraldine (husband Loren) Bartlett of Indianola; grandchildren, Jason (wife Michelle) Livingston of Hartford, Jeremy (wife Tracy) Livingston of Shawnee, Kan., James (wife Jen) Livingston of Winterset, Chad (wife Pepper) Green of Creston, Brandy Green of Orient and Jordan (wife Oakel) Kralik and Kilee Kralik, all of Creston; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to her husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ida Totzke in 2008 and parents-in-law, Claire and Zella Green.

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