Margaret Ann "Peggy" Green

Green, Margaret Ann Peggy (nee Johnson), Died December 10, 2012, in Getzville, New York. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Green, a daughter of Harry Mason Johnson and Lillian White Goldrick, was born October 16, 1913 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was one of eight sisters (also Mary, Louise, Frances Franny, Winifred Teddy, Katherine Kitty, Helen and Harriet) and a brother, Phil. She earned a Master's degree in Microbiology from Ohio State University, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, was active in Kappa Kappa Gamma, assisted Rene Dubos in groundbreaking research at Rockefeller University, stood at the back at the New York Metropolitan Opera and met the love of her life while working in the AirBorne Infectious Disease Laboratory of Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Marie Green, and son, Joseph Kevin Green, both of whom died March 16, 1968. Thereafter she worked as a Hematology Technician at Saint John's Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis. She retired and moved to Rancho Mirage, California and was active, riding her bicycle no hands, and in the PanHellenic Society, the Desert Museum and the College of the Desert. She is survived by two sons, Daniel Michael, of Memphis, Tennessee and Christopher Patrick O'Reilly-Green, of Modesto, California, seven grandchildren, Amy Lynn Thomas (Nathan) of Amherst, New York, Sarah Ann Helms (Christopher) of Denver, Colorado, Daniel Joseph Green of Charleston, South Carolina, Siobhan Clare O'Reilly-Shah (Vikas) of Lafayette, California, Meghan Shawn O'Reilly-Green (Barry Rice Rafferty) of Ossining, New York, Caitlin Malia O'ReillyGreen of Atlanta, Georgia and John Wait (Leann) of Smithfield, Virginia. She was the beloved mother-in-law of Paula O'ReillyGreen and Lydia Ann Betz Green. She was beloved by her great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Services: The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Calvary Cemetery, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow. Visitation Saturday, December 15, 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY, 6464 Chippewa at Watson. Place memories and condolences at


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 14, 2012