Betty Griffen, 89, died on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Villa at the Lake, Conneaut, OH.
Betty was born on December 29, 1931, a daughter to the late Howard and Mona (Hazel McClain) Everett.
Betty graduated from West Springfield High School in 1949. Following high school, in 1950 she married her late husband, Robert Griffen, and they quickly started their family. Betty was a homemaker for many years, caring for her family deeply. She was the secretary at the West Springfield Baptist Church as well as Judson Baptist Camp. While working at the Judson Camp she worked as the head cook, providing for over a hundred youth.
Betty was a member of the Cherry Hill Gals Acapella Chorus in addition to the West Springfield Baptist Church Choir. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, as well as counted cross stitch. Every year she made Christmas ornaments for her family as gifts for the holiday season. Betty has always enjoyed trips, around town or a vacation. In her later years she had fun with the senior citizens group in Springfield. Above all Betty had a love for her family and showed it in many small moments as well as around the dinner table at holidays surrounded by her growing family.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Griffen whom she married August 12, 1950; a son, Barry Griffen; and a sister, Diane Marvin.
She will be greatly missed by her family which includes, four daughters, Jill O'Brien (Michael), Susan Brown (Jon), Pam Luker (David) and Cheryl Hall (Jerry); a son, Howard Griffen; daughter in law, Sue Griffen; brother in law, Burnie Marvin; two sisters, Faye Amendola (James) and Mona Barlow (James); ten grandchildren, Eric Griffen (Kimberly), Jonathan Griffen (Jenn), Todd Griffen (Stephanie), Steven Luker (Debi), Christopher Luker (Bonnie), Julie Lettau (Pete), Keith O'Brien (Gwen), Shawn O'Brien (Sarah), Michelle Beddick (John) and Angela Brown; twenty-two great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Springfield Baptist Church, 13695 Ridge Road, West Springfield, PA 16443 or Camp Judson, 398 Holliday Road, North Springfield, PA 16430.
A special thank you to the nurses at Villa at the Lake as well as Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the West Springfield Baptist Church, 13695 Ridge Road, West Springfield, PA 16443. CDC guidelines will apply.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edder Funeral Home Inc.
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