Margie Griffin Obituary

Margie  Griffin
Margie Griffin
Margie Griffin

April 24, 1922 - May 7, 2010
Born in Rural Carlisle, IA
Resided in Newton, IA
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Marjorie Lucille Griffin, 88, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Park Centre in Newton where she had resided for the past eight years. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Iles Funeral Homes � Grandview Park Chapel with burial at Hartford Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Hartford Presbyterian Church.

Margie was born April 24, 1922 on the family farm in rural Carlisle to George and Minnie Wade. She grew up there with her two sisters, Iva and Helen, and graduated from Indianola High School. On January 1, 1943 she started the year right by marrying the love of her life, John Thomas "Tom" Griffin. They lived in the Hartford area most of their married years until retirement when they moved to Mission, Texas. Margie was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma. Her infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew her. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Newton and a 50 year Eastern Star member.

Margie is survived by her sons, Bill (Susan) of Colorado Springs, CO and Pat (Deb) of Belgrade, MT; her daughters, Sue (Jerry) Forest and Connie (Terry) Petersen both of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and her sisters, Iva Wilson and Helen Schoondyke.

Margie's family would like to thank all the staff at Park Centre for the wonderful care they gave her the many years she resided there.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Iles Funeral Homes � Grandview Park Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Park Centre Good Samaritan Fund.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, May 13, 2010
10:00 AM
Hartford Cemetery
Hartford, IA US
Thursday, May 13, 2010


Park Centre Good Samaritan Fund
500 1st Street, North
Newton, IA 50208-3119