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Mariuse Mae Green

February 7, 1931 — May 12, 2024


Mariuse Mae Harding Green met Jesus face to face, early Mother’s Day morning, May 12, 2024.  She was born February 7, 1931 to James and Ina Edwards Harding near Tupelo, OK.  At four pounds, her aunt cried as she left that night, thinking Mariuse would not make it through the night.  Her father died five months later, but when her mother remarried in 1932 William B. Ellis became the daddy Mariuse knew and loved, and father of her beloved little brother, Bill. When she was 15 she trusted Jesus as her Savior, committing her life to Him.   She married John Isaac Green January 16, 1950, and they celebrated 71 years together.  They had two children, Beverly and Steven. God helped her accomplish much in her 93 years.  She was gifted at and loved teaching.  Her first public school opportunity was when she was a junior in high school and the principal needed an elementary substitute.  She went to East Central State College until moving to Stillwater, where she finished her undergraduate degree and a Masters in Business Education, and completed the course work for a Masters in English at Oklahoma State.  She taught at Ripley, Glencoe, CE Donart (Stillwater) High School and OSU.  She was selected to appear in the 1967 Edition of Outstanding Young Women in America. After leaving teaching she worked at what is now Lee Glass and Windows for her husband John. She was active at First United Methodist Church, serving as a greeter, on the missions committee, helping with Community Dinner for more than five years, enjoying Esther fellowship, teaching Sunday School for children and even adults, over the 50 plus years she was a member.   She went on mission trips to Alaska, Bolivia and Kazakhstan.  She loved to travel and was able to go to China and Europe as well.   Mariuse was a wonderful hostess and encourager of many, including many international students, gaining lasting friendships.  Delivering Mobile Meals gave her the opportunity to minister to those who did not get out.  She has been a member of Cimarron Valley OHCE since 2007.  She taught English and reading through the literacy Council at Stillwater Public Library, receiving an award for Outstanding Tutor.   Mariuse loved her family and we treasured her. Looking forward to seeing her again one day in Heaven are her children, Beverly (and David) Hollingsworth, Steven (and Sonya) Green; grandchildren Andrew (Rachel Dawn) Hollingsworth, Anna (Ben) Williamson, Jonathan (Rachel Jean) Hollingsworth, and Seth Green; ten great grandchildren; sister-in-law Doris Green, plus nieces, nephews and cousins.  She would want you to know that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2024, 11:00 AM, at First Methodist Church, Stillwater.  Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at  In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates your extra gifts to Samaritan’s Purse relief ministries, or The Gideons International,
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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 30, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Stillwater

400 West 7th Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074

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