January 11, 2018

Clarissa Marie (nee Kirchner) Greene, age 44, of Plainfield, Ill, passed away at her home on January 7, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family. Clarissa was born September 10, 1973, in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Howard F. and Sandra L. (nee Kennedy) Kirchner.

She was a 1991 graduate of Sauk-Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, Wi., attended Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wi., and was a member of the first graduating class in Mortuary Science at Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Ill. Clarissa was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, working until the onset of her illness for Friedrich-Jones and Overman-Jones Funeral Homes in Naperville and Plainfield. Prior to that, she was employed at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, Ill.

She married William Levi Greene, on September 13, 2003, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Canton, Mo.

Clarissa was always smiling; she enjoyed her work and was extremely dedicated to her family.

Survivors include her husband, Will, daughter, Bethany Marie, and sons, William Howard, and Mark Thomas, of Plainfield. Also surviving are her parents, Sandie and Howard Kirchner, Canton, Mo., sister, Susan Fifer and her husband Donnie of Ewing, Mo., and brother, Joe Kirchner and his wife Tammy of Memphis, Mo.. Mother In-law, Mary (Mark) Beasanski, Plainfield, Ill., Father-in-law, William Greene (Mary), Cadott, Wi., Sister-in-law, Kelly (Brian) Deverell, Sycamore, Ill., nieces, Megan Kirchner, Neva, Nellie and Virginia Fifer, Delaney and Evelyn Deverell and nephew, James Deverell. Also surviving are aunts, Ella (Greg) Wirsig, Kahoka, Mo., Isabelle Hansen, Rock Island, Ill., Virginia Collins, Spring Valley, Ill., Lucille Hungate, Galesburg, Ill., uncles Gene (Dixie) Kennedy, LaGrange, Mo., Harold (Mary Jo) Kirchner, Downing, Mo., and 33 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Flossie Kennedy, and Joe and Nellie Kirchner. Aunt and Uncles, Clarence and Nancy Kirchner, James M Hansen, William Hungate, and Charles Collins; cousins, Carl Kirchner, Cathy (Kirchner) Hunziker, and James B. Hansen.

Visitation: Thursday, January 11th 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Friday, January 12th 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Overman- Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield, Ill

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 12th 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Plainfield, Ill., with Fr. John Regan officiating.

Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the AMITA Cancer Institute, Hinsdale, or to the future education fund of Clarissa and Will’s children.