Vivian “Eileen” Green
Burnsville, MN – Vivian “Eileen” Green 94 of Burnsville, MN formerly of Girard and Springfield, IL, passed away Thursday January 19, 2017 at Ebenezer Ridge Nursing Home in Burnsville, MN.
Eileen was born October 22, 1922 in Girard, IL a daughter of Ernest and Bessie (Smithson) Riffey. She earned her nursing degree from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in September 1945 and in May of 1976 earned her Bachelor of Science from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Eileen married Harold Glen Green December 28, 1948 in Piggott, AR. Eileen formerly worked as a school nurse for the Springfield School District No.186 in Springfield, IL and the Board of Education of the Springfield Public School District No. 186 for 18 years retiring in June 1983.
Eileen is survived by her daughter, Sandra E. (Jeff) Green-Nielsen and her son Harold Ray Green both of Burnsville, MN, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother, Lowell Raymond “Ray” Riffey of Carlinville, IL, sisters, Ellen Kay “Kay” Torrens of Bloomington, IL, Cheryl Ann (Mike) Huddle of Peoria, IL, Martha “Marti” Faye (Larry) Bingham of Vandalia, IL, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceeding in death were her parents, husband, Harold Glen Green and sister-in-law Edna Eileen Riffey.
Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. There will be burial of ashes at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Virden, IL, at a later date. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.