|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1914|
|Death: ||May 10, 2012|
Velma Green of Quinton was born September 25, 1914, at Iola in Clay County, Illinois to Phillip Sherman and Bertha Ellen (DePriest) Weidner. She passed away May 10, 2012 in Haskell County Hospital, Stigler, Oklahoma, at the age of 97.
Mrs. Green grew up and attended school in Iola, Illinois. She met George Edwin Green in Effingham, Illinois, when he was there working on an oil company seismograph crew, and they were married in Brazil, Indiana, on July 18, 1937.
After their marriage, they lived an itinerant life because of his work in the oil fields, but in 1941, they purchased a farm in the Lona Valley area and in 1944 purchased a home in Quinton. After that time, Mrs. Green lived in Quinton, on the farm near Lona Valley, and on a farm which they later purchased near Lequire for the rest of her life.
Mrs. Green always said that raising her two daughters was her most important job, and she devoted an extremely large amount of time and energy to this project-nursing one daughter through polio, being completely involved with their school activities, barrel racing, swimming, and providing fun activities for them and many of their friends. She and her husband raised commercial cattle and American Quarter Horses and she was mainly in charge of this operation for several years while he continued his work as a driller. Later she also spent much quality time with her two granddaughters. She was employed at Quinton Manor Nursing Home for a short while and then worked at the Army Ammunition Plant during the Viet Nam conflict long enough to draw a pension. She loved playing scrabble, and was quite good. She also found time to collect petrified rocks and McCoy pottery.
She was a long time member of the Kinta Senior Citizens where she enjoyed playing cards and dominoes and was a member of the Lequire Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Green, parents, all of her seven siblings, and one son-in-law, James Ogle. She is survived by both daughters, Nancy Powell and husband Darrell, and Mary Beth Ogle all of Kinta: both granddaughters and five great grandchildren – Darla and husband Bryan Cline, Zachary, Rebecca, and Rachael; and Janet and husband Steve Osborn of McAlester, Amber Watson and Bradley Osborn.
George Edwin Green (1912 - 1990)*
Created by: Virginia Hutchings Garri...
Record added: May 11, 2012
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