Mary Ellen Green (Chastain)

Mary Ellen Green (Chastain)


Mrs. Mary Ellen Green (Chastain) of Salem, passed away Wednesday April 27 at her home.

Mrs. Green was born December 20, 1925 in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Mahlon and Edith Caroline Voyles Chastain.  Mary was married to John Donald Green on March 12, 1943.

Mary enjoyed being active in the Community 71 Homemakers Club and was also a member of the Smedley Church of Christ.  Mary had a musical ear and loved to sing and play the piano.  Most of all Mary was about family, especially the little ones.

As the wife of a farmer, Mary worked alongside Don on the farm, driving the tractors in the field, milking cows and raising a huge garden to supply the necessary food for her children.   It wasn’t unusual for Mary to cook a meal for the hired hands, serving 13 hungry men and women daily during the season of “putting up hay”.  She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, sewing, and cooking in her spare time.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband: John Donald Green on December 3, 2008, her daughter:  Jean Ellen Hampton, her sister: Virginia Wade, and her parents.

She is survived by five children:  Tom Green of Campbellsburg, Donette Green Molck of Salem, Kathy Green Dodds of Scottsburg, Terry Scott Green of Campbellsburg and Kristie Green Martin of Salem, ten grandchildren:  Kevin Green, Greg Dodds, Heather Hopkins, Melissa Wiseman, Erica Schmidt, Michael Molck, Dawn Woods, Jeffery Scott Green, Nicholas Hampton, and Elizabeth Johnson and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 11AM-time of service.