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Mary Evelyn Griffin, 79, a life long Rush County resident, passed away Jan. 2, 2017 in Indianapolis. Mary was born July 8, 1937 in Rushville to the late Robert & Goldie (Cheek) Borem. She married Howard Griffin on Oct. 6, 1951 and he survives.
Mary worked many years as an aid at Hillside Haven in Rushville, in the kitchen at the Durbin Hotel & the Bluebird and also waitressed at Mr. Freshie. She had most recently driven a van for the Rush County Sr. Citizen's Center.
She is survived by her husband, Howard, of Rushville, sons, David (Marilyn) Griffin of Piqua, OH, Phillip (Robin) Griffin of St. Paul and Greg Griffin of Rushville, daughters, Sandy (Terry) Gruell of Osgood and Debbie (Roger) Hankins of Rushville, sisters, Clara Mae (John) Lenox and Judith (Larry) Gahimer all of Arlington, 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchilren. Mary was preceded in death by a son, Howard Lawrence Griffin, a grandson, Terry Daniel Gorrell, a brother, Robert E. Borem & a sister, Eva Adams.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Dena Vittorio presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary on Friday evening, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville's East Hill Cemetery.
Published on January 3, 2017
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