Obituary: Dorothy Jean (Furnas) Griffin
Dorothy Jean (Furnas) Griffin
Dorothy Jean Griffin passed away on Dec. 19, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born on Sept. 18, 1931 in Faun Creek, Kan. To Uel P. Furnas and Ruby Florence (Mikel) Furnas. She had one older brother, Uel Furnas of Visalia, Calif., and one stillborn sister.
Dorothy married her one true love, Robert “Jack” Jackson Griffin on June 26, 1949. They were married for 68 years. They had four daughters: Florence Ann (Griffin) Sebren of Sommerville, Tenn.; Roberta Jean (Griffin) Drake of Needmore, Mo.; Carol Mayona (Griffin) Larssen of Fair Play, Mo.; and Claudia Jane (Griffin) Gaylord of Fair Play, Mo. Dorothy’s family also included sons-in-law Don Sebren of Sommerville, Tenn.; Ronnie Drake of Needmore, Mo.; and Ron Gaylord of Fair Play, Mo. There were ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
She was interred at Shady Grove Cemetery in Polk County, Mo. On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The family celebrated her life with a party following the graveside service. She loved greatly and will be greatly missed. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel in Bolivar, Mo.