Mary Ellen Kessler Nelson Green, 81, of Greensburg passed away on July 6, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. She was born on January 30, 1939 in Charlotte, Michigan the daughter of Donald and Marion Knowles Kessler. Mary was a 1957 graduate of Greensburg High School and went on to Beauty School. She married John Nelson and he preceded her in death in 1978. She married Frank Green and he preceded her in death in 1998. Mary loved being a mother and caretaker to family. She loved spending time with her family and traveling.
The pride she had for her family shined in conversations or as she showed off pictures of her grandkids and great grandchildren. She was happiest surrounded by her family and would never miss a holiday celebration, graduation, or any chance to celebrate the people she loved most.
Survivors include: Children, Mark (Cheryl) Nelson, Todd (Barb) Nelson, Lynn Nelson, Jeff (Anita) Green; Son-in-law, Jim Plouffe; Grandchildren, John (Samantha) Nelson, Stacie (Josh) McDade, Steffanie Nelson, Peter (Emily) Nelson, Philip Nelson, Casey Nelson, Courtney Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Erica Cupp, Amber (Kevin Peterson) Cleveland, James (Lisa) Cleveland II and Matthew (Jessica) Plouffe; Great Grandchildren, William Nelson, Alyssa McDade, Aiden McDade, Eleanor Nelson, Hazel Nelson, Savannah Nelson, Lillian Nelson, Nyla Lawrence, Layla Miller, Cali Cleveland, Hannah Cleveland and Addison Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Donald and Marion Kessler; Husbands, John Nelson and Frank Green; Siblings, Jack Kessler, James Kessler, Jane Davis and Doris Fasbinder; Daughters, infant Johnita Nelson and Beth Green Plouffe.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 1:00 pm. Rev. Cliff Bunch will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com