Mary Lavina (James) Green

Born: Sun., Oct. 19, 1924
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2012

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Oct. 19, 1924 - Dec. 28, 2012 South Bend – Mary Lavina Green, 88, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation home. Mary was born October 19, 1924 in Peru, IN to Marie and Rev. LeRoy James and was raised in Carrollton, OH. A Registered Nurse, she graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Canton, OH in 1945 and after nursing in military hospitals in California and Colorado, moved to South Bend in 1957 to be near her sister, Ruth Ann Hoopes, now 87 and residing in Augusta, GA. She was introduced to Paul Green through the Valley Aires barbershop chorus and married him on October 20, 1961 but lost him to cancer in 1966. She is survived by two daughters, Heidi Lynn Wiseman of Mishawaka, and Elizabeth Ann Green of Palm Coast, FL and a step son, Kelly Green of Trooper, PA. She is also survived by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one grandchild, John Wiseman preceded her in death. The family will be holding a memorial service in the spring to celebrate Mary’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Mercy Development Foundation, 1320 Mercy Drive, NW, Canton, OH 44708 or online at www.cantonmercy.orggiving. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Mary's memory to the following organization:

Mercy Development Foundation
1320 Mercy Drive, NW, Canton, OH 44708

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