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Age 77

Date of Death December 31, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Newberg with Pastor Mike Owen officiating. Interment will be held at Moorepark Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Etta Jane (Lewis) Griffin, age 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Three Rivers, MI on April 20, 1937, the daughter of the late Warren and Ruth (Franklin) Lewis.
Etta graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1955 and was DAR Pilgrim of her class that year. Following high school, she attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. She resided in Three Rivers the majority of her life working at Continental Can Co, First National Bank, and Armstrong International, where she retired in 2002 after 22 years of service. She also operated her own ceramic studio, Etta’s Ceramics, while living in Kalamazoo, MI for a brief period of time.
Etta was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Douglas Griffin, in 1959 who preceded her in death in 2008. She loved her family foremost and the many friends she made throughout the years. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing the organ, cooking (especially for family dinners), involvement in church activities, and genealogy. Etta also loved her community. She was a member of the Civitan Club for several years and during that time helped to organize and was in charge of fundraisers for the TR Rocket Football program. She also served on the Community Chest Board for eight years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Newberg.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory one brother, Robert (Sharlene) Lewis of Warsaw, IN; two sons, Douglas (Beth) Griffin, Jr. of Elkhart, IN and David (Kathy) Griffin of Three Rivers; one daughter, Kathy (Tony) Sampson of Three Rivers; 11 grandchildren, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, and Douglas “Max” Griffin, III, Josh (Stacy ) Griffin, David (Alisa ) Griffin, Tammy Griffin, Suzanne (Eric ) James, Jacob (Bree Ann) Sampson, Michael Sampson, Adam and Karri Sandusky; eight great-grandchildren, and her very dear and special friend, Fory Leer.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials in memory of Etta may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.



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Condolence Messages(8)
Dear Beth and Doug: We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Hal and Pat March

Mr. and Mrs. Hal March gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 1:56 PM


Dear Doug,David & Kathy: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom--our dear friend for 56 years. We she loved the Lord and it was her wish for each of you and her grand and great Grandkids also know the Lord. We will miss both. Your Dad introduces us on a blind date in 1957. God be with you.

Don & Deanna Muffley gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 7:09 PM


To Etta's children..I offer my heartfelt sympathies to you for the loss of your mother. I have a feeling that your Mom would not want the word "loss" be used here, but that she's moved on ... transitioned .... to her eternal life with her Savior. I'm sure she will live on in your lives here on earth also. Etta was such a kind and loving person..I am honored to have known her..

Janet (Meyers gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 8:03 PM


Name corrected...

Janet (Meyers) Koehler gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 8:06 PM


Dear Kathy, Doug & David, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an exceptional woman., always so kind. She never failed to make me feel part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.

Debra (Kohls) Cantu gave their condolences on 1/5/2015 at 10:20 AM


David & I were saddened to hear of Etta's passing. She was always kind and compassionate to all she encountered. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Lynne Binder gave their condolences on 1/5/2015 at 3:58 PM


Griffin Family: We are sorry to hear of your loss, I am sure you will cherish all the great memories that she made with all of you. She will always be with you. May she rest in enternal peace with our Lord.

Mike Sampson Family gave their condolences on 1/6/2015 at 8:38 AM


We did not hear until yesterday of Etta's passing. We are sorry for your deep loss and pray God's comfort will surround you all.

The Tom Harrell Family gave their condolences on 1/7/2015 at 3:24 PM

Age 77

Date of Death December 31, 2014

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Newberg with Pastor Mike Owen officiating. Interment will be held at Moorepark Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Etta Jane (Lewis) Griffin, age 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Three Rivers, MI on April 20, 1937, the daughter of the late Warren and Ruth (Franklin) Lewis.
Etta graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1955 and was DAR Pilgrim of her class that year. Following high school, she attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. She resided in Three Rivers the majority of her life working at Continental Can Co, First National Bank, and Armstrong International, where she retired in 2002 after 22 years of service. She also operated her own ceramic studio, Etta’s Ceramics, while living in Kalamazoo, MI for a brief period of time.
Etta was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Douglas Griffin, in 1959 who preceded her in death in 2008. She loved her family foremost and the many friends she made throughout the years. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing the organ, cooking (especially for family dinners), involvement in church activities, and genealogy. Etta also loved her community. She was a member of the Civitan Club for several years and during that time helped to organize and was in charge of fundraisers for the TR Rocket Football program. She also served on the Community Chest Board for eight years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Newberg.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory one brother, Robert (Sharlene) Lewis of Warsaw, IN; two sons, Douglas (Beth) Griffin, Jr. of Elkhart, IN and David (Kathy) Griffin of Three Rivers; one daughter, Kathy (Tony) Sampson of Three Rivers; 11 grandchildren, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, and Douglas “Max” Griffin, III, Josh (Stacy ) Griffin, David (Alisa ) Griffin, Tammy Griffin, Suzanne (Eric ) James, Jacob (Bree Ann) Sampson, Michael Sampson, Adam and Karri Sandusky; eight great-grandchildren, and her very dear and special friend, Fory Leer.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials in memory of Etta may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

View Memorial Video:


Click here to open video in a new window


Condolence Messages(8)
Dear Beth and Doug: We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Hal and Pat March

Mr. and Mrs. Hal March gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 1:56 PM


Dear Doug,David & Kathy: We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom--our dear friend for 56 years. We she loved the Lord and it was her wish for each of you and her grand and great Grandkids also know the Lord. We will miss both. Your Dad introduces us on a blind date in 1957. God be with you.

Don & Deanna Muffley gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 7:09 PM


To Etta's children..I offer my heartfelt sympathies to you for the loss of your mother. I have a feeling that your Mom would not want the word "loss" be used here, but that she's moved on ... transitioned .... to her eternal life with her Savior. I'm sure she will live on in your lives here on earth also. Etta was such a kind and loving person..I am honored to have known her..

Janet (Meyers gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 8:03 PM


Name corrected...

Janet (Meyers) Koehler gave their condolences on 1/2/2015 at 8:06 PM


Dear Kathy, Doug & David, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an exceptional woman., always so kind. She never failed to make me feel part of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.

Debra (Kohls) Cantu gave their condolences on 1/5/2015 at 10:20 AM


David & I were saddened to hear of Etta's passing. She was always kind and compassionate to all she encountered. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Lynne Binder gave their condolences on 1/5/2015 at 3:58 PM


Griffin Family: We are sorry to hear of your loss, I am sure you will cherish all the great memories that she made with all of you. She will always be with you. May she rest in enternal peace with our Lord.

Mike Sampson Family gave their condolences on 1/6/2015 at 8:38 AM


We did not hear until yesterday of Etta's passing. We are sorry for your deep loss and pray God's comfort will surround you all.

The Tom Harrell Family gave their condolences on 1/7/2015 at 3:24 PM