Marilyn Lora Green


Marilyn Lora Flickinger Green, 87, died Sunday evening at her home in Sandy Lake, surrounded by family, with a book in her hand and a beloved dog at her side.
Born Jan. 25, 1932, she was a daughter of Marion B. and Lora M. Weeks Flickinger.
She grew up and graduated from the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home in Xenia, Ohio.
Despite that early separation from family, she made nurturing a family the priority of her life, along with her husband, Leeland V. Green, whom she married on March 17, 1951.
A woman of deep faith, Marilyn was a member for many years of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville.
Trained at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and at Thiel College in Greenville, she used her God-given talents as a piano teacher and church organist for 45 years. She helped hundreds of students learn their first notes, often while her family ate dinner in the next room.
A woman of many interests and considerable energy for much of her life, she served as a Girl Scout leader, church youth leader, church secretary and town librarian.
Friends and family knew she was even more than that.
She was a bread maker who baked life-affirming cinnamon rolls, a dog lover who never stopped spoiling her pets, a pair of hands in constant motion who knit countless sweaters, a bird lover who marked the arrival of the Baltimore oriole on her calendar each year. She was also an avid gardener who always thought there was room for one more plant in her yard, and a voracious reader who left her thoughts in starred-reviews inside the cover of books she passed along.
Above all else, Marilyn was fiercely proud of the family she loved. A grandchild's question about the nature of God was answered with a notebook full of explanations that anticipated what other questions she might have. Others enjoyed the benefits of chats at the kitchen table or long, thoughtful emails.
She leaves behind her husband, who survives at home; and five children, Randall L. (Patricia) Green of Sandy Lake, Les V. (Karen) Green of Saint George, Utah, Sheri L. (Rick) Stouffer of Irwin, Jennifer L. (James) Martin of Sandy Lake, and Janelle A. (Dennis) Martin of Sandy Lake.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter in Greenville, where she adopted a number of her beloved dogs over the years.

Marilyn L, 87, of Sandy Lake.
Calling hours: From 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday (6-14-19) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Trinity Place, Greenville. Memories and condolences may be shared online at
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday (6-14-19) at the church, with the Rev Brenda Martin presiding.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake.
Arrangements have been entrusted to ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville.
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Michael ferringer
Jun 12, 2019
I always requested the delicious caramel around Christmas time and have never had anymore like it. Our deepest blessings and very fond memories of childhood will always be fresh in mind. God bless.
Sheri and Robert Tyszkiewicz
Jun 12, 2019
Our love and prayers to you Sheri, Jeremy, Morgan, and Adrienne and for the rest of immediate family.
I am imagining the arms of Jesus wide open as Marilyn entered home. Now as she watches from above and smiling telling Jesus that this is my lovely family whom I am well pleased. Enjoy each other as you laugh, cry, and reminiscence fond memories of Marilyn. God Bless
Shelby Clark
Jun 11, 2019
I will forever cherish the time that your mom spent teaching me how to play the piano. She was so patient and kind. She was a treasure and our community is poorer for her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Chobirko
Jun 11, 2019
Prayers for comfort and peace to family and friends during this time of loss.
Tom and Kati Call
Jun 10, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathies to you all during this time of loss.