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Barbara Kay Green

July 5, 1937 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 81)

Barbara Kay Green was born in Harrisburg, PA on July 5th, 1937 to Edwin and Fern Bodenhorn. She spent the majority of her life residing in West Chester, PA. She attended Westtown Thornbury elementary school and graduated from West Chester High School in 1955. Shortly after high school, she became certified as an X-Ray technician and worked for a few years at The Chester County Hospital.

In her late teens, Barb met Bill Green at the Brick Oven in West Chester and the 2 married in 1959. Shortly thereafter, she began her life as an Air Force wife and loving mother of 3. The highlight as a military family were the years they spent living on Vogelweh near Kaiserslautern, Germany. Barb and Bill divorced, amicably, in the mid 70’s and Barb became a hard-working, single mother, always holding down 2-3 jobs at a time, yet still finding quality time for her children.

The most meaningful of her employments were her years spent at New Bolton Center where she X-Rayed horses, cows (and even a camel), as well as, 10+ years as a Nurse’s Aide at Camilla Hall Infirmary, where she was well-loved by the IHM nuns. She also enjoyed several years at Deluxe Check Printers as a proofreader.

Like her father, Barb was a clever and witty writer and enjoyed penning humorous poems and songs. She had a passion for proofreading and was known to playfully correct one’s grammar at will. She loved wordplay and was one of the original members of The West Chester Scrabble Club, where she competed in and won many tournaments. She loved to travel, play cards & bingo, attend movies and especially enjoyed life surrounded by her friends and family. Barb attended Active Day in Exton the last few years of her life where she quickly made friends, kept everyone giggling and enjoyed the company of people who loved her.

Barb moved on from this life on March 15th, 2019. She leaves behind her loving sister, Melinda, her 3 children, Robbie, Brad and Suellen, and 6 grandchildren, James, Dylan, Olya, Vaughn, Anouk and Bowie, all of whom miss her so much.

Having always been such a kind, loving, generous, witty and clever lady, her presence is dearly missed.

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