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Phyllis I. Griffith
Phyllis I. GriffithPhyllis I. Griffith, 87 of Richwood, died early Sunday morning December 19, 2021, on her birthday, at the Memorial Hospital in Marysville.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Lucille (Whipps) Roberts, her husband William Lee Griffith, they were married August 15, 1953. Also preceding her in death was her son, Jeff Griffith and Clyde Carter, who helped raise her.

Phyllis was a lifetime resident of Richwood. She graduated from Richwood High School in 1952.

Early in her career, she was the secretary for Claude Swartz Ford in Richwood. When the dealership was sold, she went to work for Charles Auto Parts as the secy/bookkeeper. In 1987 she was hired at the Farmers Insurance Group in Columbus, where she remained until her retirement in 1997. After retirement she enjoyed traveling and going on Cruises with family and friends. She also could be found training the families Field Trial dogs on the back country roads. She loved traveling all over the United States to attend Field Trials and met some very special friends - Jerry and Susie Herbig of Freeport Il, and dozens of other close field trail friends.

She was also the Secy/Treasurer for many years of the Richwood Independent Fair Board and continued to help in the Speed Office at the horse races.

But her greatest joy was her family. She loved attending North Union Football, Basketball, Volleyball Games, Track Meets and most recently being able to watch her great-grandson play baseball. She also spent many days making dinner for the Girls Basketball Teams and they were particularly fond of her Lasagna or Spaghetti. She also loved to watch Jeff play Fastpitch ball.

One of her greatest fears was water (thanks to Bill almost drowning in the Richwood Lake their Sr year of high school) but she was able to put some of her water fears to rest to go on a couple of cruises with Bill and friends. She also was able to take a trip to Lake Erie and travel by Boat to Kelley's Island and enjoy time with Family.

Surviving is her daughter: Deborah Lewis, Richwood
Grandchildren: BJ (Jenna) Griffith, Richwood, Cyndi (Tom) Ross, Richwood, Chrisy (Mike) Visconti, Cardington and Gina (Dan) Snodgrass, Richwood

Great Grandchildren: Brennan Griffith, Luke and Leo Visconti, Austin Schindewolf, Wyatt Griffith,
Grace, Joel and Faith Selover, Elijah and Samantha Snodgrass.

Great Great Grandchildren: Thomas and Theo Eagy
And Especially her Cat Flash.

Memorial services will be held Thursday January 20, 2022 at 6 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Matt Craig will officiate.Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 4 pm at the funeral home in Richwood. Private burial will take place in the Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Independent Fair, PO Box 71 Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 4:37 PM

My sincere sympathy to Phyllis's family.  Phyllis always had a beautiful smile and a kind word.  Treasure your fond memories.

#2 from: Rona Griffith Penix
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 5:52 PM

My thoughts ad prayers are with my family.we spent a lot of good years at Chritmas time at Aunt Zitas and Uncle  Wilburís house. She was a special lady and a good cook.She will be missed.

#3 from: Harley and Charlene Jolliff
Mon, Dec 20, 2021 at 6:46 PM

We were so saddened  to learn that Phyllis passed away. We have special horse racing memories and had great times on our casino trips. She will be missed.

#4 from: Randy & Barb Sullivan
West Mansfield
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 11:17 AM

Was so sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. We have a lot of great memories of Phyllis from serving on the fair board with her. Also going to miss her at the horse races. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.  

#5 from: Peggy Hays
West Mansfield , Ohio
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy.  She was such a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

#6 from: Debbie Hensley
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 2:59 PM

B.J. and Jenna, so very sorry to hear of your loss. She's a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. All my love and prayers, Debbie

#7 from: Greg McElroy
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 5:06 PM

My deepest condolences To Deb and family. I have many great memories of your Mom and family playing ball for your dad and with your brother.

#8 from: Doug & Pat Wilson
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 5:07 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

#9 from: Beth Wood
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 8:26 PM

I worked with Phyllis at Charles Auto Parts for many years. One of the nicest people I ever met. My condolences to Deb and family.

#10 from: johna nibert
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 7:53 AM

So sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. Know she will be truly missed.
                   Johna Nibert

#11 from: Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Deb and extended families,
Everyone who knew your Mom will miss her smile and presence...
I remember in my young years going coon hunting with you. I too liked the stay overs. She always made you feel welcomed. Of course, we still miss brother Jeff who stood up at our wedding almost 45 years ago. Sending strength, prayers and love. 🙏 ❤
Dave and Deb

#12 from: Jerry Moore
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

#13 from: Robin Lenox
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 1:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a nice lady. Prayers to all the family.   Stu & Robin Lenox

#14 from: Brian and Belinda Nauman
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Dear Griffith family,
Brian and I are so sorry for your loss.  We both loved being around Phyllis.  Brian enjoyed working with her at Charles Auto and especially on the fair board.  Please know we are praying for you all.

#15 from: Bob and Barb Russell
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 11:36 AM

To Phyllis's Family, Bob and I are sending our sincere condolences to you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

#16 from: Richard and Betty Tevis
Raymond, Ohio
Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 9:17 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you We enjoyed running our field trail dogs togather for many years A lot of great memories with her and Bill

#17 from: Carol Barr
Fri, Dec 24, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Cyndi, Brennan and family, we're so sorry to hear of your Grandma's passing. Prayers for your family.

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