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Laura Bell Green


Laura Bell Green, age 84 of Waltonville, died 7:06 p.m. May 18, 2009, 
at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born 
Sept. 2, 1924, in Coelleo, the daughter of Loren and Gladys (Downen) 
Phillips. She married Walter W. Green on March16, 1946, in Morganfield, Ky. 
During World War II she worked in La Port, Ind., in an ammunition defense 
plant and has also worked for a sewing factory in Sesser. She also was a 
member of Waltonville VFW Post 9153 Ladies Auxillary and a founding member 
of Waltonville Village Pride Committee.

She is survived by her husband, Walter W. Green of Waltonville; two daughters, 
Cheryl and husband Jack Bicanich of Waltonville and Debra and husband Russell 
Dalby of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Sally and husband Ron Sikma of Bonnie and 
Wilma Peerbolt of Waltonville; five grandchildren, Brian "Ty" Bicanich and wife 
Lisa, Heather Bicanich and special friend Brian Dever, Emily and husband Eric 
Gentles, Sarah Dalby and Russell Matthew Dalby; five great-grandchildren, Kaylie, 
Evan, and Jadyn Bicanich and Madi and Mason Gentles; and also many nieces and nephews. 

Laura was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Norman Phillips; and one 
sister, Irene Eldridge. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Newell Funeral Home in 
Waltonville with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating with burial to follow at Knob 
Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Waltonville from 5 until 
8 p.m. on Thursday.For those wishing, memorials may be made to Knob Prairie Cemetery 
and will be accepted at the funeral home. For further information you may call 279-7272 
or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for online obituary or to leave an
online condolence.  
      
      

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 5/19/2009 - 5/20/2009 
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 
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