Mary “Jerry” Green


Mary “Jerry” Green, 81, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at Pinecrest Community in Mt. Morris, where she resided surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 4, 1939, in Benton, Wis., to Howard and Mary Ellen Birkett.

She married Robert “Bob” Green on June 16, 1956. Throughout her life, Jerry enjoyed her work at place such as Goldie B. Floberg Center, JCPenney (where Bob wondered if she was working or just shopping all day), Warner Lambert Co., Anchor Hocking, and Cacciatore’s in the bakery department. She was a devoted Packers fan who enjoyed her visits to Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. She enjoyed cooking and hosting her loved ones and was a mall walker at Machesney Park Mall. Her greatest joy in life was being with Bob, their dogs, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

Jerry is survived by her children, Bobbi, Glenda (Roger), Russ (Chris), Dan (Terri); 32 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; sisters Judy (Mick) Vaughn and Marsha Havertape. She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, her sister June, brother-in-law Keith, and stepbrother Joe. Special thanks to all the staff at Pinecrest and Serenity House Hospice who lovingly cared for her.

Funeral Services were held at Sunset Funeral Home and was livestreamed on Sunset Funeral Home’s Facebook page and can be viewed at Condolences can be sent to