Mary Adney GreenBenton, AR, 1938 - 2019
Mary Adney Green, age 81, of Benton, passed away November 21, 2019. She was born in Rives, Mo., on July 14, 1938 to Archie and Loney Adney. Following their residence on Petit Jean Mountain and Hot Springs, they moved to Benton and Mary started 1st grade in the New Hope Community School.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimberly Leigh Green McNabb; brother, James Adney; and a grandniece, Randi Ann Adney.
Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Victor Green of Benton; daughter, Karen Marie Blasingame (Daniel) of Fayetteville; niece, Susan O'Kelley (Jimmy); nephew, Randy Adney (Jan); and 11 grandchildren, Oliver McNabb, Jackson McNabb, Lehman McNabb, Mary Claire McNabb, Ophelia Blasingame, Victor Blasingame, Fiona Blasingame, Veronica Lawson, Victoria Lawson, Tyler Lawson and Danica Lawson.
She graduated from Benton High School in 1956 and the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1959, retiring in 2003 after 44 years in the nursing profession.
Mary served in the Arkansas National Guard where she earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
In 1971, she and Marcia Williams organized the Arkansas Unit of the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. This a rehabilitation program for mastectomy patients.
In 1978, she received the KARK TV Channel 4 Community Service Award for her volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. In 1993, Mary received a Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award while working with cancer patients in the oncology unit at Baptist Hospital.
She is a member of the P.E.O. chapter, serving as president in 1999 to 2001 and again from 2015 to 2017. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and all of the other United Methodist Churches where her husband served as pastor. She always said when they pulled into the driveway of their new parsonage and started unloading boxes that we have arrived at home and ours was the greatest appointment made. Mary was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Twirling Lariats.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 25 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 26 at the First United Methodist Church with her final resting place to be at the Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery in the Hamilton Addition.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mary's name.
On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Published November 24, 2019
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