Former newspaper correspondent Jean Greenway dies at age 91

MENOMONIE – Jean Greenway, a Wisconsin native who in the 1980s served as a newspaper correspondent in southern Africa, died Tuesday, Nov. 27. She was 91.

Jean Greenway

Jean Greenway

Greenway was born June 18, 1927, in Hersey, Wis., and graduated from Spring Valley High School before attending the Radio Electronic Television Institute in Minneapolis. She worked on the telegraph lines for Western Union in Chicago before marrying Lloyd Greenway in Jan. 17, 1946. Together they had two sons, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Following her retirement from the family business, Summit Cheese Factory in Wilson, she and her husband, Lloyd, served in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa. They were there from 1988 to 1990, and during that time Greenway served as a correspondent to local newspapers.

Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Wilson, with additional visitation for one hour prior to the service.

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