JIMMY M. GRIFFEY, 82 ROCKFORD - Jimmy M. Griffey, 82, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born in Barron, Wisconsin on September 16, 1931, to Merle and Blanche (Kurshner) Griffey. Married Jean Clark in Dubuque, Iowa on February 10, 1952. Jimmy was a machinist most of his life and a member of Eagles Club, Local 392. He enjoyed woodworking, his yard and birdwatching. Survived by his wife, Jean; children, Deborah (Rick) Ostberg, Diane Griffey and Gary Griffey, all of Rockford, Gail (Robert) Manley of Barbados and Jeffrey Griffey of Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren, Elise, Anna, Nicolas and Christopher; one great-grandchild, Rowan; two sisters, Joan Jacobson and Janice Kinstrom; and many other friends and family that will miss him dearly. God bless his soul. Predeceased by siblings, Eugene, Joel and Jacquelyn. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with a service at 4:30 p.m., at the Eagles Club, Local 392, 3829 - 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 4311 N. Mulford Road, is honored to have assisted the family. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 1 to June 2, 2014