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Marcia Lea Griffiths

Des Moines

Marcia Lea Griffiths passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 12, 2014 with her loving family beside her at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. Marcia was born on April 24, 1936 in Lake Forest, IL., to Orlando and Estella (Gish) Rosevear. The family moved to Des Moines in 1956.

Marcia loved spending time at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Marcia is survived by her children, James (Teresa) Griffiths, Debbie (Richard) Grace, Kim Salgado and Marlene Griffiths; grandchildren, Jordawn (John) Williams, Donovan Salgado and Ryan Wright; great-grandchildren, Jaydan and JoElla; sister, Alice Hansen; sister in-law, Clarice Griffiths; nephew, David (Meloni) Griffiths; great-nephew, Gavin; great- nieces, Sydney and Audra; and furry companion, Tatiana and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty years, James; one grandchild, Ashlea Griffiths; and brother in-laws, David R. Griffiths and Jerold Hansen.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to the staff at Taylor House, the Younker 8 unit, Dr. Dawn Schissell and Marcia's lifelong friend, Helen Jahnke.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. She will be laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Taylor House in remembrance of Marcia.

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Published in Des Moines Register on June 15, 2014
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