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1934 Elena 2020

Elena Lubonia Green

March 5, 1934 — April 17, 2020

Elena "Ena" Lubonia Green, , 86, of Oak Hill, WV passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.

Born March 5, 1934, in Glen Rogers, WV, the daughter of the late Louie and Genevieve Palmer Lubonia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Clarence Green; brother, Sam Lubonia; and sisters, Evelyn Zold and Eva Hrasar.

Everyone who met Elena knew what her family meant to her, she would proudly show pictures to anyone she saw. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sandra Miller and her son-in law, who she thought more of like a son, Vernon Miller Jr. of Oak Hill; her granddaughter, Katie Carpenter and husband, Eric of Oak Hill; and her great grandson that brought her so much joy in her last year, Kayden Carpenter. Also left to cherish her memory are many friends, nieces, and nephews and very special family, Cora Miller.

Elena had a strong sense of faith that she showed daily with her giving and generous acts. She went out of her way to help everyone. She was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill until her health started to decline.

A 1951 graduate of Collins High School, she furthered her education at Morris Harvey College, earning both her Bachelors and Master's Degree in Education. She started her teaching career at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, was a teaching principal at Gatewood Elementary, and retired from Fayette County Schools being principal at Glen Jean Elementary.

As per her wishes she will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered at her beloved place, Bald Head Island.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley WV 25802

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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