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Charles D. Green

Charles D. Green Charles Daniel Green, 91, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Santa Marta in Olathe, KS.

Charles was born in Manhattan, KS to the late Mont J. Green and Mary Teresa (McCarthy). Raised in Manhattan, Charles is a veteran of WWII where he faithfully served as a Radio Man 2nd Class in the United States Navy. Following the war Charles would go on to graduate from Kansas State University in 1950 where he was President of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. In 1950 Charles also graduated from Washburn Law School. Later that same year the Supreme Court of Kansas admitted Charles to practice law. Charles was first, Assistant City Attorney and would hold the position of City Attorney for many years. From 1952 to 1958 Charles was United States Commissioner for the area and would work closely with the F.B.I., Narcotics Bureau, Secret Service, and other agencies handling over 800 cases for the federal government. Charles was admitted as attorney and counselor of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in May of 1963. In 1971 he was qualified as attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. Then in 1975 he was admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. And in 1988 Charles was designated a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation. He joined Charles Arthur in 1950 to form Arthur Green Law Firm. Arthur Green, LLP has grown and is active today with his grandson practicing with the firm.

Charles was also past president of the junior Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Chamber and the Board of Trustees for the Manhattan Public Library. He also sat on the board for St. Mary’s Hospital. Charles was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and Seven Dolors Catholic Parish.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents Mont and Mary; brothers, Mont J. Green Jr., James Michael Green, and William David Green and his stepmother Maude Deely Green.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Nadine (Smith) Green; daughter, Polly A. Ellis and her husband Terry of Overland Park, KS and son, Mont J. Green and his wife Amy of Bend, OR; three grandchildren, Andrew D. Ellis and wife Courtney, Michael P. Ellis and wife Lauren, and Caitlin Fore and husband Kevin. He is also survived by 2 great-grandchildren, Hadley Ellis and Bennett Fore, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held for Charles on Friday, April 28th from 3-5pm at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Charles on Saturday, April 29th at 9:30am at Seven Dolors Catholic Parish of Manhattan, KS. Interment in Sunset Cemetery of Manhattan, KS will immediately follow.

Memorial Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society by visiting or by mail to American Cancer Society PO Box 42040 Oklahoma City, OK 73123; indicate donation is in memory of Charles D. Green. Donations may also be made to the Kansas State University Foundation Memorial Fund for Charles D. Green (, make checks payable to KSU Foundation and place in memo line Charles D. Green Memorial Fund and send to 1800 Kimball Ave. Suite 200 Manhattan, KS 66502.

For more information or to send condolences to the Green Family please visit or Mailed Condolences can be sent c/o Memorial Events of Johnson County 11200 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park KS. 66210.

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