Susanne Mary Green, 72, of 1200 N. 9th St.W., Clear Lake, Iowa died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
A celebration of life was held Sept. 26 at Opportunity Village Forum, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John R. Tilp officiating.
Susanne Mary Green, was born on Feb. 11, 1938 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Green in Polk County Iowa.
Sue was a long-time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake. She loved her Sunday services where she was surrounded by her close-knit parish family.
Sue had a zest and deep love for life despite a life-long disability. Her happiest and most productive years came at her home at Opportunity Village. There Sue was able to live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
Sue loved standing-out and being the center of attention. She touched many hearts and lives with her infectious smile and laughter, a kind, considerate and caring person. She enjoyed socializing and teasing others. She had many close friends in the area.
Sue enjoyed several trips to the Minnesota Zoo and Reiman Butterfly Gardens in Ames, Iowa. Sue liked shopping, crafts, decorating her room, doing activities with groups, getting her nails done, making jewelry, talking on the telephone, art, cards, magazines and movies. She was also quite fond of purses, watches, nice clothes, gourmet coffees, getting her hair done, going out, having visitors to her home and using the therapy pool.
Sue will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasurable experience of knowing and loving her.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.