Robert M. Green, 89, fourth child of Cyril and Ruth Green, died on Feb. 9, 2013 at 1:55 a.m.
Robert M. Green, 89, fourth child of Cyril and Ruth Green, died on Feb. 9, 2013 at 1:55 a.m. He was a lifelong resident of Butler County. Preceding Robert in death were his sisters, Mildred Whitson and JaNell Ruth Brown, and two brothers, Cyril Green, Jr. and Joseph Richard Green. He is survived by brothers, William A. Green of Mountlake Terrace, Washington State and James L. Green of Sequin, Texas. Also surviving is his wife, Louise Green, son, Roger Green, daughter-in-law, Cindy Green, three grandchildren, Christian Green, Nathaniel Green, Jenny Phillips, and six great-grandchildren Robert graduated from Washburn School of Law in 1952, and retired after practicing law for 50 years. Bob was elected as State Representative, County Attorney, a Probate Judge and was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for Kansas. He served as a crew member of a B-24 Bomber during World War II in the 8th Air Corps as a as Waste Machine Gunner, flying on 29 combat missions over Germany. Robert was born at home in Midian, Kan., during the oil boom with a population of around 6,000 people. Almost 25 percent of all oil produced for the U.S. Military effort during the First World War came from the Midian Oil Field. The seven members of Robert Green’s family spread out across the country and each became successful. Bob was a person who believed in equal rights, a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and that all people to be treated with respect. He loved politics, writing and sharing love with everyone. He campaigned for John Kennedy, fought for the rights of blacks when it was popular in Kansas, Mississippi and Alabama to believe they were second rate citizens. He thought Mexican-Americans deserved equal opportunity to have the same rights as all Americans and that women should be paid the same pay for the same work as a man. He will be missed, not only by family, but by all those that could feel his love for other people. His funeral will at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday evening, both at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Burial will follow the service at Towanda Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.carlsoncolonial.com.