Kerry Stephen Green

Kerry Stephen Green, 70, of Mt. Vernon passed away Oct. 30, 2020, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born Feb. 27, 1950, in Aurora, Ill., the son of Bobbie and Joyce (Wilkinson) Green.
Green was a 1968 graduate of Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Ill. and attended Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill., where he received his associates degree in auto repair and was the owner/operator of Green’s Service Center in Yorkville, Ill.  
He was in the community theater for the Fox Country Players in Yorkville, Ill. He was community oriented and on the planning commission in Yorkville. He drove the ambulance and was a firefighter for Bristol-Kendall Fire Department in Yorkville and retired after 37 years. He was also involved in the Yorkville Congregational Church, where he taught Sunday school and was a deacon and sang in the choir and the men’s group.     
He was a dedicated member, deacon, elder, and chairman of the board and various committees of the First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. He was the founder of the Rebels Bluff Troupe in Mt. Vernon. He acted, directed and was the president of the board for years.  He was involved with Apple Butter Makin’ Days courtesy vehicles, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Thanksgiving dinners and the Not So Square community players.
On Oct.17, 1998, he married Cindy Edwards, in Yorkville, Ill.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Chad (Amber) Green of Yorkville, Ill. and Jeff (Kira) Green of Sandwich, Ill.; daughter, Erin (Dave) Vana, of Sandwich; seven grandchildren; sister, Alicia (Todd) Engleman of Sheridan, Ill. and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Claudia Heubel.
A visitation was held Nov. 8, 2020, at the First Christian Church in Mt. Vernon a memorial service followed. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made payable to the First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.


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