Miles Parker Green, 81, died Friday, September 2, 2005 from cancer at Hospice Kavanagh House in West Des Moines. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at Lawn Hill Cemetery in Stanhope, Iowa.
Miles was born in Shelby, NC and lived in the Valley Junction area since 1954. He was the owner of Iowa Floor Maintenance, Inc. After selling the business he went to work for State Auto Insurance as a building engineer until his retirement. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1938. He served aboard and was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Lexington in 1942. He volunteered and served with the P Company, 4th Marine Raider Regiment and was awarded 3 Purple Hearts. Miles was a member of the Beaverdale VFW. He enjoyed the outdoors and traveling with his wife buying and selling antiques.
Miles is survived by his wife, Myrtle (Hove) Green; four sons, Jerry (Kathy) Clark of Van Meter, Larry (Barb) Green of Stanhope, Gary Green of Galt and Fred Green of Des Moines; two brothers, Robert Green and Joe Green both of Oroville, CA; his eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 6, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Hospital, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50310.