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Elva R. (Jacobs) Greene, 81 of the Tuscarora Nation, passed away on October 22, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ellwood and Ellen (Patterson) Jacobs.
Elva was a lifelong resident and attended local schools. On March 3, 1956, she married Eugene 'Gene' A. Greene, Sr., in the Old Tuscarora Baptist Church. Mr. Greene predeceased her on February 26, 2011.
Elva was employed in the food service department of Niagara Wheatfield School District for many years. She was an active volunteer for the 4H Cooperative Extension, as well as for various events held on the Tuscarora Nation. She was also a member of the 'CB' Club and Van Club. Elva was an avid bowler and participated in various local bowling leagues. She was also an outstanding seamstress, and in her leisure time, enjoyed bead work, gardening, canning foods, traveling and camping with her family.
Mrs. Greene is survived by one daughter, Evelyn 'Effie' (Manny Yellow) Asay; her son, Elwyn 'George' (Anita) Greene; and was predeceased by one son, Eugene 'Tweedy' Greene, Jr. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian (Courtney) Greene, Sarah Greene, Rae'chelle (Joe West) Greene, Hunter Greene, Misty Doherty, Austin Asay and Taylor 'TJ' Asay; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Marlene (late Erwin) Printup, Nora (late Russell) Walters, Sharon (Richard) Harkness, Noreen (late Charles) Reese, Donna (late Jim) Seaman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by eight siblings, Dr. Joseph (Patricia) Jacobs, Marilyn Kirkland, Anthony Jacobs, Ellwood 'Gene' Jacobs, Doris (late Harrison) Printup, Marial (late Everett) Hewitt, Virginia (late Harold) Duck and Donald (late Barbara) Bradley.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 27th from 10-11 AM at the Tuscarora Indian Mission, 4901 Walmore Road, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the Tuscarora Indian Mission, 4901 Walmore Road, Sanborn, NY 14132.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.
Published on October 24, 2017
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