Elna Jo Griffin Propst

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Elna Jo Griffin Propst, 82, died on August 26, 2017, after an extended illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Judge Robert Propst, now of Durham, N.C.; her children, Stephen Propst, of Atlanta, Ga., David Propst, now of Durham, N.C. and Joanne Propst Finkle (Andy), of Durham, N.C., and cherished grandchildren, Ellie Finkle and Lily Finkle. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Griffin and her father, Jeff Griffin. Jo was dedicated to her family, as well as, to civic and religious activities. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Anniston. For many years, she was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School class. She served on her church's Camp Lee Board and helped develop its facilities. She headed the church's Parlor Committee and treated the parlor as if it were an extension of her own home. Among other service organizations, Jo served on the Stringfellow Hospital Board of Directors and the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama Board of Trustees. She served as chair of the Anniston Museum League and received the Volunteer of the Year award for her service to the museum. She also was active with March of Dimes and with the RMC Auxiliary. Her greatest legacy is that she was a valuable role model who inspired her children to help others. Jo dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed time with them. Jo received B.S. and Masters degrees from the University of Alabama. She attended schools in Fayette and Tuscaloosa. She was a dance instructor while in college. Jo came to Anniston as Executive Director of the East Alabama Dairy Council. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Drs. Jin and Vandervoort and to devoted caregivers Angie, Lakecia and Allison. The family is also greatly indebted to David who selflessly, patiently and lovingly devoted untold hours compassionately caring for his mother. The family will gather privately in Jo's memory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, the Anniston Soup Bowl or Interfaith Ministries of Anniston.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 29, 2017