Mary Griffith

Sunday, January 2, 2005

Mary Louise Griffith, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Dec. 3, 1911, at West Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Chauncey Leroy and Pearl Lightner McRaven. She and Louis Griffith were married Aug. 7, 1976, at Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 27, 1996.

After her retirement from Clayton Bank in 1973, she worked for several years at First National Bank in Cape Girardeau.

Griffith was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, White Shrine, Eastern Star 167, Sigma Epsilon Tau Chapter Sorority in St. Louis, River Hills Garden Club, Fort-D, Saint Francis Auxiliary and the Humane Society.

Survivors include a stepson, Roy Griffith of Cape Girardeau; a stepdaughter, Ann Ruth DesMarias of Manchester, N.H.; 13 step-grandchildren; 19 great-stepgrandchildren; and six great-great stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepson.

Graveside funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. James Sanderson officiating. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.