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Obituary for Elizabeth "Bette" Greene Zeller

Elizabeth “Bette” Greene Zeller, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on May 8, 2022 at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bette was born in Louisville, KY on August 19, 1926 to the late Joseph B. Greene Sr. and Margaret Cleary Greene.

Bette attended St. Helen’s Grade School and graduated from Ursuline Academy High School. Bette was employed by C.T. Dearing prior to starting her family. Bette was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert A. Zeller Sr. They celebrated 46 years of marriage together.

Bette’s greatest joy was being with her family. She had a strong spiritual faith. She was a long-time parishioner at St. Albert the Great, where she served in many roles such as Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed many years of fellowship with their senior group, Al’s Aces. She was a talented quilter and spent 27 years volunteering with the St. Joseph Children’s Home Sewing Society. She had a love for the University of Louisville Cards and cheered them to many victories. She was a travel enthusiast and avid reader. Bette leaves us a legacy of love, strength, generosity and kindness.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph B. Greene Jr., James D. Greene, John K. Greene; sister, Margaret “Peggy” Harris; infant sister, Shirley Greene. She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Jane “Nickie” Schoenbachler; her sisters-in-law, JoAnn Greene and JoAnn Zeller.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Robert (Elaine) Zeller Jr., Mary (Bill) Comer, Jim (Susan) Zeller, Ann (Calven) Howell, Joe (Trish) Zeller, Alice (Karl) Scharrer; her grandchildren, Jennifer Zeller, Stephen Zeller, Elizabeth Zeller, Bradlee Comer, Lauren Comer, Jason Zeller, Judge Howell, Jackson Howell and Shelby Wagner; her great grandchildren, Sam Zeller, Avery Zeller, Holden Zeller, Benjamin Comer and Jade Ronau. Bette is predeceased by her dear lifelong friend, Mary Crush.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 13, from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.

Her funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am, at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Drive, Louisville, KY 40222. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial remembrances may be sent to Saint Joseph Children’s Home, attn: Hunter Frint, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital @; or Mass of the Air, 1200 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40203, @