Archive for Friday, July 13, 2001

Griffin services

July 13, 2001


She was born March 3, 1913, in rural Eudora, the daughter of Walter Peter and Ella Marie (Miller) Brecheisen. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1933. She was a member of Little Blue Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school; Hesper Mother's Club; Hesper Extension Homemaker Unit; and 4-H. She was active in Hesper Summer Reading program after the school closed. She cut gauze for over 20 years for the Cancer Society. She sewed for nursing homes as a member of Eudora 2-W's.

She married Noel Albert Griffin in 1935 in Iola. He died May 29, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Tressa Ella Stone, Spring Hill, and Edna Emma Jewett, Lawrence; two brothers, Wesley Brecheisen, Eudora, and Freddie Brecheisen, Gardner; two sisters, Marie Foster, Shawnee Mission, and Eva Waggoner, Eudora; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Eudora Nursing Center, or Hesper Friends Church, and they may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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