Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Barbara Jean (Paine) Griffeth

On Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, Barbara Jean (Paine) Griffeth passed away in her home at Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield, surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born on Dec. 25, 1928 in Ashland, Ohio to Carl and Marjorie Ford Paine. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1946, and married James Charles Griffeth on Dec. 24, 1947. Their marriage of 64 years was an example for their children and grandchildren, as well as for all who knew them, of their love and dedication and commitment.

Barbara was a secretary for the Shelby Daily Globe newspaper for many years, and retired from Shelby Printing in 1994, after 14 years of service there. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby, and was an active participant in the United Methodist Women’s group, the Challenger’s Sunday School Class, and the bell choir. Barbara also sang in the adult Chancel Choir and played the piano for the Women’s Sunday School Class. In addition, she assisted with many, many dinners and receptions at the church. Barbara was most recently a member of the First Congregational Church in Mansfield, Ohio.

A truly dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, Barbara enjoyed spending time attending children and grandchildren’s sporting and musical events, and she also enjoyed bowling, reading, cooking, traveling, and watching the Cleveland Indians baseball games. Family get-togethers always included lots of fun, fellowship, and an enormous amount of food!
Barbara was a very generous and giving person. She always gave of her own time, money, and comfort to others-not only her family-but also to her many friends. Her smile was contagious, and those around her always remarked at her positive outlook and the joy in her eyes.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 2012, her mother, Marjorie Paine, in 1995, her father, Carl Paine, in 1996, her brother, Lawrence Paine, in 1995, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Fairchild in 2006. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Sally and Howard Henderson of Mansfield, Nancy and Fred Fairchild of Galion, Laurie and Scott Hoyda of Shelby, one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Paula Griffeth of Springfield, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Sally Paine, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and Friends are welcome from 4-7 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10-11 am at the First Congregational Church, 640 Millsboro Road, Mansfield. Funeral services will be at 11 am at the church. Following the funeral service, Barbara’s family will host a light luncheon at the church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jennifer Fairchild Scholarship Fund to benefit the Raemelton Therapeutic Riding Program, or to the Shelby Helpline Ministries. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Fred Studer says:

    To the Griffeth Family, So sorry for your loss. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always!!

  2. Mary and Bob says:

    What a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Our love to her family.

  3. Becky Pittman says:

    To the entire Griffeth family – I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful Mom. I will be praying that God’s peace that passes all understanding blankets you in the weeks ahead. I praise His Name for freeing Barbara from her earthly body and welcoming her into His Eternal Kingdom! I will always remember both your Mom and Dad. Special people. God bless you all.

  4. Betty Barnett says:

    To Barb’s very caring family. Please accept my most sincere sympathy for your loss. I know that she will be terribly missed by all of you. I’m sorry that I can’t be there to pay my respects. I’m recovering from pneumonia.Barb was a wonderful friend to all here at Wedgewood.

  5. Betty Barnett says:

    Barb was a wonderful friend to everyone, and will be missed by all, especially her family. please accept my most sincere sympathy.

  6. Terri (Perman) DeVito says:

    Sally and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I can remember going over to their house on Marvin Ave to play when we were young. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Joe and Terri DeVito

  7. Terri Roesch says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Griffeth Family at this time, especially to her daughter Nancy. As a friend of Nancy’s, I know she loved and cared for her mother a great deal. It has been tough the last couple years as her mom’s health has not been good. I extend my deepest sympathy to Nancy and the rest of the family.

  8. Mich E. says:

    My condolences to Barb’s loved ones. May they keep many happy memories of her close to their hearts. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help them to endure. “Do not be anxious…but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  9. Marlene says:

    Dear Sally, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Marlene (Griffith) Burkhalter

  10. Janet Stover says:

    Sally and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

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