Mary Lois Martin Greene Obituary

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BOALSBURG, Pennsylvania – Mary Lois Martin Greene, 97, of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of 3125 Old Pittsburgh Road, New Castle, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Greene was born November 6, 1919, in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Frederick L. and Ora P. Martin.

An Amway Distributor for more than 50 years, Mary was also employed by the Bell Telephone Company and later owned and operated Shenango Kindergarten in her residence for nine years.

She was a charter member of the Independent Methodist Church in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where she served on numerous committees.

Mary was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, vice-president of the PTA and Chairman of American Field Service. She was instrumental in the organization and founding of the former Shenango Township Progressive Council and volunteered at the Shenango Girl Scouts, where she served on the Board of Directors. Mary was also a member of the Lawrence County Historical Society, the Crescent-Shousetown Area Historical Society and was a past president of P.S.P.E. Auxiliary of the Midwestern Chapter. She was active in the Garden Club, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and co-founded the former Ladies Auxiliary B.P.O.E. #69.

Her first husband, Robert R. Greene, whom she married, July 17, 1943, passed away in September 1996. Her second husband, Jack L. Kelly, whom she married, February 24, 2002, passed away in July 2011.

Mary is survived by six daughters, Roberta G. Macler and her husband, Peter of Canyon Lake, Texas, Carol L. Cherby and her husband, Anthony of Mays Landing, New Jersey, Lois K. Greene-Sellers, Bette L. Abrams and her husband, Bruce of Guilford, Vermont, Pamela A. Greene of New Castle, Pennsylvania and Patrice E. Greene and her husband, Dave Hoover, Monterey of Tennessee; one son, Robert R. Greene, Jr. of Madison, Indiana; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mary was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred L. Martin, Jr., Charles B. Martin and William L. Martin.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. To view obituary visit

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