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Archive for Friday, July 13, 2001

Griffin services

July 13, 2001

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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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