|Margaret Jane "Maggie" (Creek) Green|
|Date Of Birth:||December 5, 1931|
|Date Of Death:||December 3, 2011|
Margaret J. Green, 79
December 5, 1931-December 3, 2011
Margaret Jane "Maggie" Green (Creek), 79, of Bloomington,
formerly of Shelbyville, IN, passed away, December 3, 2011, in her
home as a result of advanced ovarian cancer.
Maggie graduated from Shelbyville High School in
1950. She attended Ball State University in 1950-1951.
She married James L. "Jim" Green at the First Baptist Church in
Shelbyville on May 3, 1952.
Maggie worked as an elementary school teacher's aide while
her children were growing up. She also taught piano lessons
out of her home. When Maggie's husband launched his public
relations business in the early 1970's, Maggie served as his office
manager. In Bloomington, Maggie enrolled in many business
courses at Indiana University during the late 1970's and was
employed for several years as a dental ceramist. Following
retirement, Maggie and Jim again worked as partners when Jim became
a fiction writer and Maggie his reader and editor. Jim named
one of his characters after Maggie in his children's book, "Sarge
and Maggie, The Case of the Missing Cats".
In addition, Maggie and Jim were avid ballroom dancers and
enjoyed traveling. Maggie was a member of The First Christian
Church/Disciples of Christ. She and Jim regularly attended
the early service there, enjoying the fellowship of other early
risers and the beautiful music pouring forth each Sunday.
Maggie is survived by her four children, David B. Green
(Gledia) of Bloomington, Cheryl Ruth Green (Bill Perry) of
Bloomington, Matthew D. Green (Debra) of Indianapolis, and Claudia
Kalish, DVM (Alan) of Columbus, OH. She is also survived by
beloved cats, Baxter and Oscar.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband Jim Green of
Bloomington, her sister Wanda Hindman of Shelbyville, IN, her
parents Russell and Olga Creek also of Shelbyville, and her
grandson Ben White, of Bloomington.
Friends may call from 4-8pm Wednesday December 7, 2011 at
the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old State Road 37 Bloomington,
IN. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville,
IN, following a private service.
Memorial Contributions in Lieu of flowers should be made
to the First Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, the Community
Kitchen, or the Monroe County Humane Association. Online
condolences may be made at www.allenfuneralhome.org
Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.