Sara "Sally" Ruth Griffin
Lacon-Sara "Sally" Ruth Griffin, 81, of Lacon, passed away at
6:15 a.m. on Saturday September 15, 2012 at St. Joseph's Nursing
Home in Lacon. She was born on January 19, 1931 in Glen
Rogers, WV to the late Joseph Wesley Marland and Maude Casey
Upon the death of their mother in 1936, Sally and her sister,
Grace, moved to Sparland where the live with their aunt and uncle,
Sara and Ralph Christman. Sally graduated from Sparland High
School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and
Education from MacMurry College in Jaacksonville, IL.
Upon her marriage to John R. Griffin on August 15, 1954, she and
John moved to New Mexico where he obtained his Master's Degree in
Education. During her career as an elementary school teacher,
Sally taught at the Mescalero Apache Reservation School at Ft.
Defiance, AZ. In 1975, she and John moved to Bullhead City,
AZ where she taught second grade and he was the principal at Mohave
High School. She retired from teaching in 1992.
Sally's husband, John, preceded her in death on March 15,
1999. In June 2010 Sally returned to the Midwest; making her
home in Lacon.
Also preceding her indeath were her brothers, William C. Marland
and James Robert Marland; and her sister, Grace Marland Beck.
She is survived by nieces Melissa Marland, Elizabeth Beck
Harper, and Nancy Griffin Barker; and nephews Allen Marland, John
Marland, Casey Marland, Joe Griffin, and Allan Griffin.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment of ashes
will be at Bell Plain Cemetery in Pattonsburg. Memorials may
be made in Sally's name to St. Joseph's Nursing home in Lacon.
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