Hiawatha M. “Bumpty” Green

April 8, 1921 - May 15, 2022

04/08/1921 - 05/15/2022

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Friday May 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Hiawatha M. “Bumpty” Green, 101, of Bellaire, OH passed away to her heavenly father and her home in heaven on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at her home with her daughter, who was also her caregiver, by her side.
She was born on April 8, 1921 in Flushing, OH; a daughter to the late Floyd Wm. Walker, Sr. and Ethel E. (Stewart) Walker.

Hiawatha was a loving and dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother. She was constantly by her husband’s side, working and planning together in the building of their home in 1957.

She loved gardening, the flowers that she and her husband, Ray, had planted throughout the years; the feeding of the songbirds that visited their yard; whistling while cooking in her kitchen and listening to the radio. She had a love for music, dogs, horses, and cats; enjoyed talking with people. Hiawatha was an avid fan of the Bellaire Big Reds, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She had helped many persons during her life.

In the 1950s, she had been a member of the Women’s United Council of Churches in Bellaire, serving as 2nd Vice President. A devout Christian, she had been a member of the former St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church in Bellaire and had also attended early masses at St. John’s in Bellaire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 42 years, Ray A. Green, Jr. They had married on August 31st, 1945. Also, preceding her in death, was a sister, Alta M. Lee; her brother, Floyd Wm. (“Billy”) Walker, Jr; several sisters and brothers-in-law; aunts, nieces, and nephews.

Her late furry companions were “Heide,” “Pouncer,” “Fluffy,” “Be-Be,” “Diamond,” “Sunflower,” “Muffin,” and “Cubbie.”

Surviving are her daughter, Cassandra (“Sandy”) Green, sister-in-law, Netty (Eugene) Cassells and family of Hampton, VA, a host of multi-generational nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also she leaves behind “Tessie,” “Kitt,” “Giselle,” “Peka,” “Barney,” and “Munchkin.”
A special recognition and thank you to nephew Clarence Chase for all of his help over the years; to the nurses, aides, and Terra of Amedysis for their care and help. A special thank you to Jeanne Renshaw and family; Mrs. Green’s neighbors; and to Kayla & “Simba.”

At. Mrs. Green’s request, there will be no visitation, just a graveside service for the family with Bishop Michael Tolliver officiating on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery – Bellaire, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amedysis Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Belmont Co. Cat Stray Shun, or to the Belmont County Animal Shelter.

Arrangements by Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at BauknechtAltmeyerFuneralHomes.com

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Jeff Alexander
1 year ago

Cassandra, your Mom and Dad were the epitome of perfect neighbors. They were always in the yard, working to make sure it was picture perfect, and well loved. It was a great time to grow up and they made Bellaire what it was, a close knit family town. I will always remember their quietness and smiles, She truly lived a great life.

Martha Wise McCarthy
1 year ago

Sandy, I’m very sorry for your loss. Your love and care allowed your mother to live a long life. You are often in my thoughts remembering our childhood and teen years. Blessings, Martha Wise McCarthy

Kenna (Heatherington) Nauenburg.
1 year ago

Cassandra, I am so sorry to hear the news about your beloved Mother. She was the most wonderful lady with the sweetest smile. I loved talking with her…from childhood until the day I left home. So many precious memories. I’m sending you prayers for comfort and peace. The world was blessed to have your Mother in it.

Bill Ralston, Flushing Alumni Association
1 year ago

The Flushing Alumni Association would like to express the deepest sympathy on the passing of Hiawatha. Even in the 1939 year book, her nickname was “ Bumpty “.
She started first grade in Flushing in 1927 and her classmates said she always had
A sunny disposition, wonderful smile, and loved to dance. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you.

Ellen Purtiman
1 year ago

Love and prayers ….she was a very special lady to my Mom Lillian Kutie Hinds…they lived next to door to each other in Flushing Ohio….she was there to help my Mom when I was born…(Patricia Ellen Kutie Purtiman)

Sandy and Edward Marling
1 year ago

Our condolences to the entire family on your loss.
She certainly was loved and had an exciting life. Now she is with her Lord..RIP

Judy “ MARLING” Calagis
1 year ago


Judy “ MARLING” Calagis
1 year ago

Cassandra, my heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your dear mother.

Jeanne & Al Renshaw
1 year ago

When we lived across the street, I couldn’t wait to go talk to Mrs Green. She wanted me to call her by her nickname, but she was always Mrs Green to me. I very special friend. Special friends are hard to fine. Love From our family to yours!

Cousins Wayne & Cindy Chase
1 year ago

So so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Bumpty. Rest assured, she is rejoicing with Uncle Ray and is no longer suffering. She will be missed!