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Helen Ruth Green died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in McAlester, at the age of 90 years 4 months 7 days.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Feb. 21, at Chaney's Memorial Chapel in McAlester. Interment will follow at Arpelar Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Wadley's Funeral Service of Purcell. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.
Helen was born on Oct. 9, 1926, in Lequire, to James Henry and Zora Leola (Bray) Wadley. She was raised in the Talihina area. Helen attended school in Talihina.
On June 30, 1947, she married Elmer E. Green in Mena, Arkansas. They made their home in McAlester in 1954, where they raised their family.
Helen loved cooking, gardening, reading her Bible and watching her shows on TV.
Helen was a strong role model, caring, loving and feisty, but above all else, Helen loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, James Sr. and Zora Wadley; siblings, Jackie Wadley, James Wadley Jr. and wife, Peggy, and Lue Wakerman and husband, John; brothers-in-law, Ralph Adams, and Bill Williams; sons-in-law, Ronnie Jack Bowen Sr., and James Westbrook; grandsons, Jerry DeWayne Bowen and Joe David Bowen.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer, of the home; daughter, Diann Bowen; son, Bill Green and wife, Patti; daughter, Pam Bonnet and Richard; son, Kenneth Green; son, Randy Green and wife, Nicole; grandchildren, Linda Sturgeon and husband, Ben, Ronnie Bowen, Christi Beaver and husband, Jeremy, and Jennifer Moody and husband, Oscar, Bryan Bonnet and wife, April, Brandon Green, Cameron Green, Chantell Green, Jordyn Cook, and Noah Cook; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Fay Adams, Mary Williams Stemple, James Edward Wadley and wife, Paula, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Published on February 21, 2017
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