Green, Marcelene  1926-2019

Marcelene Bernice Green was born June 26, 1926, in Warren, Minnesota.

She went "home" Sept. 5, 2019, at the age of 93.

She was one of four siblings.

Her brother, Kenneth Peterson and wife Bernice; and sister, Adeline Hardin, preceded her in death.

She is survived by: a brother, Dale and wife Eulalie Peterson, of Warren; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Hardin, of Smithville, Missouri.

After graduation, Marcelene went to work for Boos Dental Laboratory, in the Twin Cities.

She married Benning W. Elliott, on July 2, 1950, and they moved to St. Joseph in 1956.

Marcelene worked at Boehringer Ingelheim for 28 years and retired May 1991.

After retirement she worked in the Pony Express Museum gift shop.

On Jan. 26, 1970, she married Cecil N. Green, who preceded her in death in 1993.

They loved to travel, collect antiques and spent many weekends showing rabbits.

She is a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

Her hobbies included: making prayer quilts with the ladies at the church, and cooking and crocheting.

She enjoyed being a member of the Beeler FCE Club and the St. Joe Jesse James Red Hat Society.

She was recognized for volunteering over 4,000 hours in the gift shops at Heartland and Mosaic Medical Centers.

Marcelene is survived by: her daughter, Margaret (Elliott) Bangerter and husband Bill, of St Joseph; granddaughter, Laura (Chris) Campbell; great-granddaughter, Carynn, of Raytown, Missouri; granddaughter, Lisa (Clay) Elifrits; and great-grandsons, Braeden, Cooper and Wyatt, of Adrian, Missouri; the families of four nieces and three nephews; Cecil's daughter, Donna (Karlton) Nash, of Dearborn, Missouri; and grandsons, Scott and Tim Nash, and their families.

A special thank you is extended to the staff of Living Community and of Freudenthal Home Health/Hospice for being her friends.

Graveside Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Flowers or donations are at the desire of the donor.

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.