Former Chesterton resident Mary Edith Green died peacefully with her family
by her side at the East Liverpool City Hospital in Ohio on Sunday, Jan. 23,
2011, following a brief illness. She was 82.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1928 in Chester, W.Va., the daughter to the late
William E. and Mary Eichler Smith.
She is survived by a son Mark Green; daughter Mary “Peggy” Gibson;
grandchildren Daniel (wife Dana), Christopher (Jessica), Andrew and Natalie
Gibson and Matthew, Jerimiah and Olivia Green; great-grandchildren Trey and
Brad Gibson; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin
Smith; three sisters, Pauline Ward, Dorothy Wingett and Hazel Snyder; and
her son-in-law, Dan Gibson.
Mary had a lively personality that served her well. She had worked as a
waredresser, a waitress and a bartender. She had attended the Chester Church
of the Nazarene and was a past member of the Newell American Legion Ladies
Aux Post #114. Mary was also an avid bowler and kept an immaculate home. She
loved her family she rescued many animals over the years. In her later
years, she was happiest sitting on the porch with her sisters, Grace Hoffman
and Sue Watson.
A service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Arner Funeral
Chapel in Chester, with Linda S. Cormany, Chaplain at East Liverpool City
Hospital, officiating. Friends may visit from 3 p.m. until the time of the
service. A private burial in the family cemetery and memorial service will
take place this summer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Porter
County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavlin Road, Valparaiso, Ind. Online
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