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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elizabeth and Morton Green 1917 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Elizabeth "Betty" Green, 87, Lawrence, and Dr. Morton Green will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. They will be buried together.Mrs. Green died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at the Health Center at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. Dr. Morton Green died Sept. 23, 2003, at age 85. He was cremated. He was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Leon and Nessa Lackow Green. He received a Bachelor of Science in zoology in 1939 and a Master of Science in 1942 from Kansas University. He completed his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley after he served in the military. Mrs. Green was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Kingman, the daughter of K.M. and Catherine Heinrici Griffith. She moved to Hiawatha in 1929 and graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1938. She graduated from Kansas University School of Fine Arts in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts in music education.Mr. Green served in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands with the 19th Medical General Laboratory. He was a professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and retired in 1980.Mrs. Green taught public school music for two years in Wenona, Ill., and a year in Caney. She was a homemaker and substitute public school music teacher. She enjoyed participating in church choirs, civic choirs, civic orchestras and small ensembles. She sang in the choir at Rapid City First Congregational Church and was a soloist for Christian Science Church. She played the harp for more than 60 years. She married Morton Green on June 6, 1946, in Berkeley, Calif. They lived in Rapid City, S.D., for 30 years before moving to Lawrence in 1980.Survivors include two sons, Leon, Pocono Lake, Pa., and Joel, Seattle; a daughter, Julia Rombough, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Music Club Scholarship Program, KU's Museum of Natural History and Lawrence Jewish Community Center for its Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen program, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.