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Isabel Florence Griffin Obituary
ISABEL FLORENCE GRIFFIN Isabel Florence Griffin, wife of William J.H. Griffin, passed away at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Born October 9, 1918 to Frank and Edna Colbert Williams in Pottstown, PA, she was the oldest of 15 children. Isabel is survived by 10 of her 12 children, whom she raised alone after her husband died in 1962, Marla Dunn, wife of William Dunn, Spring City, William Griffin Jr., Reading, Roger Griffin, Limerick, Angela Dalton, Norristown, Jill Griffin, Spring City, Kevin Griffin, Spring City, Timothy Griffin, Albuquerque, N.Mex., David Griffin, Spring City, Jonathan Griffin, Royersford, and Andrew Griffin Spring City She was preceded in death by her daughters Merrily Griffin, and Gaynore Griffin Ford-Bey. She also raised four grand children: Kim Perera, wife of Steven Perera, Leesport, Carla Badanjek, wife of Richard Badanjek, Glen Mills, April Griffin, Philadelphia, and Joshua Griffin, Spring City. A five generational family of 12 children, 29 grands, 43 great-grands, and five great-great grands, many nieces, nephews and cousins mourn her loss. Also surviving are four sisters, Edna Stokes, Allentown, Anna Marie Williams and Nancy Fulwood, Pottstown, and BettyJane Tiller, West Chester, and one brother, Alfred Williams, Easton. Isabel grew up in Pottstown and attended school there. An avid reader, she read her Bible, then the Pottstown Mercury each day. An animal and nature lover, she enjoyed the game shows, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud. She eventually worked for a veterinarian, and the Spring City Knitting Mill, then the elementary school as a custodian. Originally a member of Second Baptist Church then Mt. Olive Baptist Church, she continually shared her own beautiful poetry in plays, programs, parties, funerals, etc. She'll be remembered for lifting her hands in praise to the Lord. Mrs. Griffin was known for her priceless wisdom and encouragement to many, especially her family and friends, and she wrote a poem or endearing letter in birthday and holiday cards, spreading joy to many! Also known for her delicious homemade biscuits, pound cakes, macaroni and cheese, etc. , she was truly a phenomenal lady, a definite Treasure, and will be missed by many. Funeral services will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Pottstown, Reverend William H. Ball III officiating. Saturday, October 27, 2012. Viewing 9-11 a.m. Service 11 a.m.

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 24, 2012
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