Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Edith Mae (Jeffers) Griffith

Edith Mae (Jeffers) Griffith, age 97, of Shelby, went to Heaven on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

She was born September 9, 1911 in Woodsfield, Ohio the daughter of the late John and Jessie (Norris) Jeffers. Edith attended Ohio University in Athens. After graduation, Edith taught school for three years in southern Ohio. In 1934 she married Okey F. Griffith and they moved to Shelby that same year. She was a retired employee of Shelby Mutual Insurance Company and was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelby since 1937.

Edith is survived by her son and his wife: Richard and Marilyn Griffith of Houston, TX; Her 2 grandsons and their families: Jeff and Sarah Martin and their daughters, Margo and Kayla, Todd and Cheryl Martin and their children Kevin and Heather; a brother: Dean W. Jeffers of Columbus; a sister: Nina Yoss of Woodsfield; a brother-in-law: Lester Griffith of Shelby; Nieces and Nephews: Polly (Patton) and Andrew Neer, Pat (Yoss) and Paul Keylor, Michael and Margie Yoss, and Philip and Kelsy Jeffers.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, Okey F. Griffith in 1997, a daughter and her husband, Carol (Griffith) and Gary Martin,
2 Sisters and their husbands, Ruth (Jeffers) and Cyrel Haren and Lee (Jeffers) and Harry Owens, a brother-in-law, Kenny Yoss, a sister-in-law, Ruthie (Workman) Jeffers and a niece and her husband, Pam (Yoss) and Bill Sloan.

Friends may call on Monday, August 31, 2009 from 1-2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held at 2 PM by her pastor Rev. Brad Mc Bee. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Med Central Hospice or First Christian Church. The family would appreciate on-line
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  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Edith Griffith
    Your_Name: Phillip D. Jeffers MD
    Date: 09-08-29
    Time: 14:13:17 -0400


    My Aunt Edith had a strength of character we all can admire. She had many hard situations throughout her long life, but she handled every one with dignity and never complained. Her parting left a void that we will have to fill with the many good memories we have of her life. Edith, may you rest in a well deserved peace with your Lord.
    Your loving nephew,
    Family_of: EDITH GRIFFITH
    Your_Name: TONI K. COAKLEY

    Date: 09-08-31



    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    I loved Edith and I guess we had a special bond for a good
    reason. She has always been a gracious and sweet lady and it was
    a priviledge to know her. I will never forget when Edith and Okey and Gary and Carol came here to Nashville and stayed with us and went to hear Dave’s band. Much love, Toni and Lori
    Family_of: Edith Griffith
    Your_Name: Ken & Carolyn McCaughey

    Date: 09-09-02


    Richard and Marilyn, it’s such a sad time for you both and the entire Griffith family, but a time of rejoicing for your Mom who is with our Lord. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers continually.

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