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Marvin Glen Griffith

Visitation:
Friday, January 9, 2004 from 1 p.m. until the service time of 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, January 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite family hymns.
Interment will be in the Lick Creek Cemetery south of Perry, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Mike Kuda, Jimmy Graves, Ralph Graves, Jackie Moss, Matt Bauman and John Swafford. Honorary pallbearers: Jo Moss, Calvin Youngblood, Freda Hickman and Merl Graves.

Marvin Glen Griffith died at 1:55 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at the Pin Oak Nursing Center in Mexico, Missouri. Mr. Griffith served in the U. S. Army during World War II and after the service, he worked as a carpenter in the Center, Missouri area. He then worked as a butcher for Four Quarters Locker in Perry, Missouri. In the mid 1960s until 1983, he owned and operated Griffith's Package Liquor in Perry. He has been a Vandalia resident since 1983 and was a life member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173. Marvin enjoyed music, his friends and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

Born: September 25, 1922 in Perry, Missouri, the son of James W. and Dorothy (Blansett) Griffith.

Married: Helen V. Graves on July 24, 1946 in Paris, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Helen of Vandalia; one daughter, Irene J. and husband, Freddie Day of Vandalia; two sisters, Delores J. Leake and Connie Ragland, both of Perry; two grandchildren, Jody L. and husband, Matt Bauman of Vandalia and Jennifer L. and husband, John Swafford of Jefferson City, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Alec M. Bauman, Hannah E. Bauman and Madalyn R. Swafford; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Jimmy Griffith; five sisters, Helen Hager, Beulah Griffith, Ruth Youngblood, Mary Kuda and Mabel Jones; one grandson, Keith Wade Day.

Memorials may be made to the Lick Creek Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.


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