Monday, November 29, 1965
MISs MARY GREENE, 89, RETIRED TEACHER, DIES
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Van Alstyne for
Miss Mary Willie Greene, 89, of 1405 S. Crockett, who died Sunday morning
in a Sherman hospital. She had taught school in both Van Alstyen
Dr. J. Daniel Barron, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will
conduct the services. Burial will be directed by Dannel Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Higginbotham, 1126
S. Crockett, a niece of Miss Greene, Monday night.
Miss Greene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Greene, was born Aug.
23, 1876, in Hackneyville, Ala., and came to Texas at an early age.
She received bachelor and master of arts degrees from Austin College, and
did graduate work at the University of Colorado.
After teaching in Van Alstyne, she came to Sherman in 1904 to teach
in the elementary schools. In 1921, she became the first principal
of the Bryant School. She retired from that position in 1942.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary teachers society, and
the First Methodist Church.
Survivors are a brother, Ernest S. Greene and a nephew, Dr. Vernon
Tuck, both of Sherman; and two other nieces, Mrs. Kenneth Forst Jr. of
Dallas and Mrs. William J. Smith lf Pampa.
Van Alstyne Leader
3 December 1965
FORMER TEACHER LAID TO REST HERE TUESDAY
Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock in the
Van Alstyne Cemetery for Mrs. Mary Willie Greene, 89, of Sherman who died
Sunday morning in a Sherman hospital. Mrs. Greene taught in the Van
Alstyne Public Schools, going to Sherman to teach in the elementary schools.
In 1921 she became the first principal of the Bryant School. She
retired in 1942.