ELEANOR F. "ELLIE" GRIFFIN, 88
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Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.
LAKE WALES - Eleanor F. "Ellie" Griffin of Lake Wales passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at her residence due to heart failure.
She was born March 23, 1924 in Geneva, AL, to the late William F. & Annie Flora (Trant) Wise; she moved from Geneva, AL, to Frostproof in 1929 and came to Lake Wales in 1991. She was retired from Ben Hill Griffin Inc and was a member of the Union Congregational Church of Avon Park. She was a Children's Home Society Volunteer for 20 years for Polk County and the State of Florida, having served as chairman of the executive advisory council. She also served several other children's charity organizations.
Ellie was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Hill Griffin Jr. in 1990. Survivors include her daughter, Julie Griffin Chapman of Sebring; brothers, William F. "Buddy" Wise of Bartow and Bill Wise of Lakeland; sister, Elizabeth Swenson of Frostproof; two grandchildren, Michelle Chapman of Sebring and Sabrina Chapman of Sebring; three great-grandchildren, J.D. Cunningham, Griffin Cunningham and Trip Oakley.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Interment will follow at the Silver Hill Cemetery in Frostproof. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Children's Home Society (1485 South Semoran Blvd., Suite 1448, Winter Park, FL 32792) Condolences may be sent to the family at
Published in Ledger on Aug. 22, 2012