Merle Green, 94


Merle Green, 94, of Pocahontas, formerly of Coffeen, died at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Dee Armes of First Christian Church in Greenville, will officiate.  Burial will be at Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen.                                                              

Mrs. Green was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Mulberry Grove, to Joseph “Jode” and Cordia (Prater) Hampton. She married Elbert C. “Shorty” Green, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1991.Mrs. Green had worked as a seamstress at Princess Peggy’s in Vandalia and DeMoulin Bros & Co. in Greenville.

  Mrs. Green is survived by a daughter,  Sandra (husband, Jack) Stewart of Greenville eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda J. Richardson of Witt and Melba Howerton of El Cajon, CA; and caregiver, Sheryl Merritt, who held a special place in her heart.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Green was preceded by one son, Elbert Bradley Green; two brothers and six sisters.

Memorials are suggested to Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire, Rescue and EMS. Condolences may be left online at