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Taloga, Oklahoma, June 1947


Death released Mrs. Viola Green from the many months of suffering when she quietly passed away at 2 pm Saturday, June 14.

For many years Mrs. Greene has been one of the older grandmothers of this community. Her advanced age and illness prevented her from an active association with town folks but everyone knew Grandma Greene.

The Methodist Church was filled to overflowing Monday when funeral services were hald at 2:30 pm for her.

Rev. E. F. Haddon, a close friend of the family from the early days, was in charge of the service. He used the 23rd Psalm and John 14 as the basis for his message.

A quartette sang "Jesus Hold My Hand", "Safe In the Arms of Jesus", and "Death is Only a Dream." A solo sang was "It's Good Night Here, But Good Morning Over There."

Flower girls were the choice of the deceased. They were Georgia Moore, Gladys Joy, Erma Bodine and Helen Clark. Pall Bearers were Ed Blakey, E. S. Collier, Clark Collier, Harry Butler, Frank Reese, and Walter Clark. Rigg Funeral Home of Taloga was in charge of arrangements. Another of our few remaining old time citizens was laid to rest in the Taloga Cemetery.


Viola Rancier, daughter of John and Emily Rancier was born at Soldier City, Kansas on September 18, 1860 and passed away at her home in Taloga, Saturday, June 14, 1947, after a long illness at the age of 86 years, 8 months, and 16 days. She was united in marriage to E. F. Combs of Lasall, Illinois at Holton, Kansas on July 17, 1879. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Belle Hamar of Taloga. She was left a widow in January 1880 when Mr. Combs passed away.

In 1882 she was married to B. F. Greene of Soldier City, Kansas. Six children blessed this union, 5 daughters and 1 son. Her son passed away at the age of 3. The death of Mr. Green on October 17, 1897 left her the rearing and education of the daughters, which duty she did not shirk.

She and four of the girls moved to Taloga in 1903 and here she has resided most of the time until death took her. Grandma Greene as she is better known, united with the Christian Church during her youth while still living at her birthplace, Soldier City, Kansas. Throughout her life she was devoted to her Heavenly Father and to her church. Seldom a Sunday passed but what the friends and neighbors observed the sight of the girls at Sunday School. She kept them dressd in white and many remarked about their appearances and of the fact that they were the pride of her heart.

Her faith in her Heavenly Father was strong till the end. She often expressed her readiness to cross to the other shore. She became ill on Christmas Day and when deth called for her, she was surrounded by all of her daughters.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her six daughters, Mrs. Belle Hamar of Taloga; Mrs. Eva Krum of Stafford, Kansas; Mrs. Minnie Carney of Taloga; Mrs. Lizzie E. Winburn of Lenora; Mrs. Orvella Feese of Mutual; and Mrs. Mary Ruth Blaine of Taloga. Grandma also leaves 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; one sister in law and a host of friends. Grandman Greene was priviledged to live a long and full life. It seems as if she whispers this message.

THE DEWEY COUNTY RECORD, Seiling, Dewey County, Oklahoma, Thursday, May 18,
1989, Vol. 79, No. 20, Page 9, Column 4.......OBITUARIES


    Emma Francis Green, daughter of James Douglas and Alice (Plummer) Smith,
was born August 3, 1902, near Chester, Oklahoma, in Woodward County.  She
departed this life on Saturday, May 13, 1989, at the Seiling Nursing Center
following a lenghty illness.  She was 85 years of age 9 months and 10 days.

    Emma was raised in Woodward County in the Chester area and attended
school at Elm Grove.  She was united in marriage to Willie Archer Green,
January 25, 1920, at Seiling.  They made their home on the farm northwest of
Chester where they raised their family.  Emma enjoyed raising a large garden
each year and helping with the farm work.  She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church in Seiling.  After the death of her husband April 1,
1977, Emma moved to Seiling where she has continued to make her home.

    She is survived by four sons:  Merle and his wife, Jeanett of Dracut,
MA; Louis and his wife, Peggy of Othello, WA; Cecil of Seiling, OK; Francis
and his wife Stephanie of Waxahachie, TX; one daughter, Connie Willson of
Oklahoma City; one sister:  Deverl Ellis of Marsing, ID; 18 grandchildren
and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She is also
survived by many other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband Bill, one son Richard and her half brother, Henry

    Funeral services were held at 2 P.M., Wednesday, May 17, 1989, at the
First United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim Phares and Orville White,
officiating.  Interment was in the Brumfield Cemetery at Seiling directed by
the Redinger Funeral Home.

THE DEWEY COUNTY RECORD, Seiling, Dewey County, Oklahoma, Thursday, April 7, 1977, Vol. 66. No. 14, Page 6, Column 8.....Deaths And Funerals
    Funeral services for W. A. (Bill) Green, 80, who died Friday at the Seiling Municipal Hospital following an extended illness, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Seiling United Methodist Church with Rev. Orville White and Rev. Lloyd McGuire officiating.  Burial followed in the Brumfield Cemetery at Seiling under the direction of the Redinger Funeral Home.

    Willie Archer (Bill) Green, son of Steave and Polly Green, was born February 7, 1897, near Chester where he had lived most of his life.  Bill was a retired farmer and a Veteran of World War I, serving in the United States Army.  He was a member of the American Legion at Fairview.

    He was united in marriage to Emma Smith January 25, 1920, at Seiling.  They made their home northwest of Chester, in Woodward County, for many years.

    He is survived by his wife, Emma of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Connie Wyckoff of Enid; four sons, Merle, of Dracut, Massachusetts; Louis, of Othello, Washington; Cecil, of Woodward, Oklahoma; Francis, of Waxahachie, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren, and a niece and nephew who were close to him, Mrs. Polly Reay and Van Green, both of Seiling; besides many other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by one son, Richard in 1955, two grandchildren, two sisters and six brothers.