Obituaries

Obituaries

William A. Greene 1947 - 2006 Manhattan

Services for William A. Greene, 58, Manhattan, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.Mr. Greene died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.He was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Ottawa, the son of LeRoy W. and Mildred V. Bene Greene. He grew up and attended schools in Ottawa. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Kansas University in 1969 and a Master of Science degree in educational administration in 1978 from Kansas State University.Mr. Greene was an educator for more than 35 years. He worked in Lawrence as a graduate assistant with the KU football program in 1969 and was a social studies instructor and assistant football coach at Central Junior High School from 1970 to 1972. He was a teacher and coach at Manhattan High School from 1972 to 2000. He was athletic director from 2000 to 2004 at Riley County High School, where he had been associate principal since 2005.He married Kathleen V. Shaw on Aug. 3, 1968, in Queens, N.Y. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Kelly L. and Jeffrey J., both of Manhattan, and a sister, Sharon Aldridge, Lawrence.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan.The family suggests memorials to the Manhattan Community Foundation for Youth Programs, American Heart Assn. or the National Kidney Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan 66502. Online condolences can be sent at <a href="http://www.irvinparkview.com">www.irvinparkview.com</a>.