Mary Doris was born in Topeka, Kansas to Clarence Alfred Greer and Amelia Martha (Tretter) Greer on February 21, 1927 and died on March 9, 2012 at the age of 86 years. She was the third of nine children. She is survived by her 3 brothers - Jim, Don and Richard and her 3 sisters - Geri, Rose and Sally.
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On December 8, 1945 she married Ova Kelsey Ebendorf in Hugo Colorado. They were married for 67 years. Mary and Ova had three children: Gary Kelsey- married to Jimmie Berg; Margie Lynn - deceased and Valerie Jean – married to Buddy Williams.
She has two grandchildren: Slade and Brittney; seven great grandchildren: Ryan, Cole, Alex, Nolan, Bryce, Titus and Lileigh.
Mary has resided in Denver, Littleton, Limon, Lindon, Woodrow, Brush, Last Chance, and Akron.
Throughout her life she was always an active person. Mary was involved in the community with the Rural Extension Clubs, Akron County Fair, 4-H, and her children's school activities.
Mary felt education was important and completed her GED and Associates in Arts at Fort Morgan Community College at 59 years of age. She also did a great deal of reading. She had a special heart for her canine friends who were great companions in her later years.
She had a passion for art, painting several oil pictures and teaching ceramic classes in her home. She quilted beautiful quilts for her family. Mary also enjoyed singing, playing the harmonica and guitar. Her creative nature led her to write poetry and short stories. Her artistic character was shown in her pristine gardening.
Mary was a stay at home mom, great cook, known for her homemade chicken and noodles. She always had her morning coffee and always had a pot brewing. She welcomed guests and portrayed a hospitable and fun nature.
Being in Washington County Nursing Home was difficult for her at first. Soon she discovered friends among the other residents and was affectionately known as "The Bingo Queen." One of her greatest joys was her relationship with treasured friends and winning at Bingo.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Apr. 10, 2013