Nelle (Coker) Greene


Nelle (Coker) Greene

Nelle (Coker) Greene, 96, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Golden Living Center-Brandywine. She was born on November 2, 1920, in Laurens Co., SC, as the daughter of W. Ralph and Della (Burdette) Coker.

She graduated from Fountain Inn High School in 1936 and later attended Brevard College. Nelle married Herbert E. Greene on October 9, 1942, in San Francisco, Calif.

She worked for Olin Corporation for many years in Brevard, NC and Covington, Ind., and retired as an executive administration secretary. After retirement Nelle was an active volunteer for Hancock Regional Hospital and Spartanburg General Hospital in South Carolina. Nelle was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority in Covington, past vice president of Business Professional Woman in Woodruff, SC and charter member of the Red Hat Society in Greenfield. She was also a member of Bradley United Methodist Church. Nelle loved to volunteer for many organizations and was an active volunteer in political campaigns in South Carolina. She enjoyed traveling, water aerobics, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Nelle is survived by her daughter, Dianne Osborne of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Greg (Charissa) Osborne of Indianapolis, David (Angie) Osborne of Lake Wiley, SC, Dr. Thomas (Jessica) Osborne of Honolulu, HI and Elizabeth (Richard) Kurkowski of Libertyville, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Nate, Eli, Davyn, Adley, Courtney and Vanessa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Greene; two brothers, W.P. Coker and Ralph Coker; sister, Edna Coker Taylor; and son-in-law, D. Chris Osborne.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A Celebration of Life Service will take place immediately following the visitation at 4 p.m. Reverend Linda Brackney from Bradley United Methodist Church will be officiating. A Cryptside service will be held at a later date at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Woodruff, SC.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the staff at Brandywine Golden LivingCenter and Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, Attn: Hospice, 801 N. State St, Greenfield, IN 46140 or Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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