Carol Greene

Carol Greene of Webster Groves died Monday, April 2, 2012. 
The daughter of the late Loretta and Clifford Greene and sister to the late Dennis Greene, she was a woman of vibrant creativity, spiritual depth and loving kindness. She enjoyed living in Webster Groves since her teen years. 
Ms. Greene received a master’s degree in musicology from Indiana University. As a young adult, she sang on musical cruise tours throughout the Mediterranean. Returning to St. Louis, she worked as an editor at Concordia Publishing House and began to write books for children. 
In the late 1970s, she became a full-time freelance writer. Over 200 of her books were published, including some by major presses such as Harper’s and Harcourt Brace. “Hinny Winny Bunco,” “The Insignificant Elephant,” “Robin Hill,” “The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats,” “Sunflower Island” and numerous biographies for children delighted her readers. 
Since 1978, Ms. Greene was a much-loved member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves. She was a soloist in the choir and wrote Christmas plays for the parish. She loved being a godmother and great-godmother to many children, whom she kept generously supplied with prayers and presents. She also mothered numerous cats and dogs in her home over the years. 
Another of her passions was to create marvelous collectible bears. More recently, Ms. Greene made beautiful greeting cards for her friends and she fashioned inspiring board books, each designed for a particular person. She was endlessly creative.
For 3 1/2 years Ms. Greene bore her illness with grace and forged stronger connections with many caring friends. Her wit, laughter and compassion will be held in fond remembrance.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 9 S. Bompart Ave. in Webster Groves. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Church Foundation or to Best Friends, an animal rescue not-for-profit,

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