Almetta Green, 91, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of John W. “Bill” Green, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the family residence following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Green was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Grant County, a daughter of Wilbur and Millie (Corey) Nelson. She spent her formative years there and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1939.
On Sept. 18, 1942, she was married at Farville in Grant County to John W. “Bill” Green. The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Grant County, and lived in LaPorte for a period of time. They later lived in Handfield before purchasing the family farm and moving to Churubusco in 1949.
A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she cherished her family and enjoyed cooking, entertaining, playing the piano and singing.
She assisted her husband on the family farm in Smith Township, and worked at the former Swoverland Shoe Store in Churubusco for 11 years. She was later employed as an instructional assistant at Smith-Green Community Schools for seven years.
She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church, its United Methodist Women and was a past worthy matron of Churubusco Order of the Eastern Star 136.
Mr. Green preceded her in death on June 6, 2010.
Surviving relatives include her children, William R. (Linda) Green of Churubusco, Robert B. (Dianne) Green of LaOtto, and Jack L. Green and Barbara (Kerry) Boggs, both of Churubusco; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Hobart Nelson, Robert Nelson and Harold Nelson; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Schenher) Green; granddaughter, Leslie Green and a great-granddaughter, Frances Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Churubusco United Methodist Church with Pastor Corinne Boruff-Stucker, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Churubusco United Methodist Church, the Leslie Green Memorial Scholarship Fund or Parkview Home Health & Hospice.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Green’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net .