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Eileen Green, 90, of Loogootee, passed away Saturday at 6:30 p.m at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Eileen was born on Aug. 24, 1926, in Evansville to Pete and Gletis (Patterson) Strawn. She was one of seven children, six girls and one boy. She loved being part of a large family. She married Harold Green who preceded her in death just three months prior to their 70th wedding anniversary.

Eileen and Harold worked hard all of their lives. They had numerous businesses from owning motels, a ladies dress shop and a preschool. Her favorite business was the skating rink where she listened to squealing kids and pounding music. She enjoyed watching and talking to the children. Eileen was a full partner in each business. Harold was the daring one while she was the practical one. She provided a good balance to their relationship. They made a good team.

But most of all, Eileen was a loving mother to her children. She adored her grandchildren and found great joy spending time with her sisters.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Gletis Strawn, her husband Harold Green; two sisters, Orvilla Bowling and Lucille Brown and one brother, James Strawn.

She is survived by her daughter Karla (Jim) Vest of Pittsboro, Indiana and one son Dennie (Julie) Green of Loogootee; three grandchildren, Kasie and Mitchell Green of Loogootee, and Kyle Green of Colonial Heights, Virginia, and sisters, Charlotte Meyer, Betty (Joe) Gray, and Susie Page all of Loogootee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Loogootee United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Elsten officiating. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 31, 2016
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