Marian Lorraine Ketelsen Green, 93, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, at her residence in Douglasville. Marian Lorraine Green was born on Feb. 1, 1920 in Clinton, IA., the daughter of Edward Thomas and Alice Loretta (Hansen) Ketelsen. She married James Donald Green on May 26, 1946; he died Sept. 30, 1983. Marian was a 1938 graduate of Clinton High School. She worked for her dad, who owned a grocery store and butcher shop, until 1942. At that time she got a job with Civil Service and served as secretary to the Chief of X-Ray Services at Schick Army Hospital in Clinton. That’s where she met Jimmy, and they remained married for 37 years. Marian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Marian became a volunteer at WellStar Douglas Hospital in 1990. She continued to volunteer until 2011 and was able to reach a milestone of 6064 hours. Marian worked at the front desk of the hospital every Thursday and greeted visitors and provided information to them. She then was asked to help in the Gift Shop and her previous work experience was essential to her ordering flowers on a regular basis and working the cash register – she always balanced out “to the penny” when preparing the deposits. During Marian’s tenure as a hospital volunteer, she was highlighted many times in the Douglas Sentinel.
Some of Marian’s other volunteer groups include AARP local chapter (served as Treasurer for 10 years), OAKS at First Methodist Church of Douglasville, Golden Age Club in Lithia Springs, and Hunter Park Seniors Group. She enjoyed travelling with the Seniors Groups and was able to visit many places. As a matter of fact, her refrigerator is filled with magnets from the places that she went! Marian enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. Anybody that knew her was well aware that she was such an avid and loyal fan of the Atlanta Braves and watched every game on TV.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Susan Alice Hilderbrand of Springville, IN; and two sisters, Shirley Hill of Spencer, IA and Norma Jacobs of Clinton, IA.
She is survived by a son, Michael Edward & his wife Jerri of Fayetteville, GA; and a daughter, Barbara Ann Park of Douglasville, GA; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 30, from 5 until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Rosehaven Chapel. Interment will follow Rosehaven Memorial Park.
Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the WellStar Douglas Hospital Auxiliary, 8954 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134.
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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.