Obituary of Andrea Kmetz Green
Andrea Kmetz Green, 78, of Ocala, Florida passed away on August 9, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Her death came following a six year battle with cancer. Andrea was born in Gary, Indiana and grew up in Miami, FL where she was a graduate of Miami Edison High School. She then graduated from Florida State University where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and where she met the love of her life for the past 56 years, John Marshall Green, Jr.
Following their marriage on August 13, 1966, she helped start Santa Fe Community College while John attended law school at the U of F. Following his graduation they moved to Ocala, where they have lived since. Andrea was active in her community where she was President of the Children’s Service League, President of Ivy Circle, Eighth Street Elementary PTA President, and an active member of Junior League and the Women’s Club of Ocala. She was a longtime member of the Ocala First United Methodist Church where she took part in many Bible Study groups and volunteered weekly at their Tuesday Morning Outreach Homeless Ministry. Andrea loved God, her friends, the FSU Seminoles, and Elvis.
Andrea’s greatest joy was her family who loved and adored her. She is survived by her husband, John; their three daughters and son-in-laws who include Kelley & Wally Harriss, Karen & Chris Evans, and Katie & Bobby Hawkanson; her 7 grandchildren, Grant Harriss, Reid Harriss, Brooke Evans, Brady Evans, Jake Hawkanson, Luke Hawkanson, & Andrea “Andie” Hawkanson; and her sister, Karen Kmetz Cook. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Kmetz, her mother, Madelyn Kmetz, and her brother, Don Kmetz.
A memorial service and reception for Andrea will be held at Ocala First United Methodist, 1126 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, Andrea’s family is asking for donations to be made to either the Ocala First United Methodist Outreach Homeless Ministry or to Hospice of Marion County.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Andrea Green, please visit Tribute Store