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Mary Helen Green
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Mary Helen Green, age 85, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott. She was born June 8, 1933, in Callao, MO, the daughter of Floyd and Crystal Blackburn Ham. She graduated from Arcadia high school with the class of 1951. She worked for Western Insurance Company in Ft. Scott. She married Johnnie Bean on June 26, 1951. Together they owned and operated Fort Scott Beverage and Beverage Express. From 1954 to 1999, they were the local distributer for Anheuser Busch. Johnnie preceded her in death on June 4, 1998. She married Harvey Green on July 22, 2000. Mary Helen was an extremely giving person who went out of her way for anyone in need. She loved to travel if even for a local site seeing ride. She enjoyed meeting daily with her friends at the donut shop and other restaurants. She was a former member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband Harvey of the home; a brother, Richard Ham; a sister, Geneva Sue Ham; step-children Tim Green, Harvey Green, Jr., Susan Leichter, Robert Green, Karen Winters, Darlene Atkinson, and Janice Zickefoose; numerous grandchildren, special niece, Melinda Goff; special great niece Jamie Graham; and special great-great niece Blakely Graham. Besides her first husband, Johnnie, she was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Bean; two step-daughters, Deborah Jones and Ida Rene’ Davis; two brothers, Howard and Dale Ham; a sister, Dorothy Moore, and special niece Ronnette Vincent.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 8th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Friday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Doug Bean Scholarship Fund – FSCC or the Blakely Graham College Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701





11:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Cemetery

U. S. 69 Hwy and Indian Road
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Memorial Contribution

Doug Bean FSCC Scholarship Fund

Blakely Graham College Fund


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