Jesse Griffith (1928 - 2014)

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Jesse S. Griffith

THORNVILLE: Jesse S. Griffith, 86, of Thornville, Ohio, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Genesis-Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Jesse was born January 31, 1928 in Clayton Twp., the son of the late William and Rebecca Zimmerman Griffith.

Jesse was a 60 year member of Olivet Church of the Brethren. He was a lifelong farmer and had worked for the Roper Corp. in Newark, and also in the oil fields and for Bob Romine Construction. Jesse never knew a stranger, and was always ready to visit.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen E. Griffith, whom he married December 27, 1953; two daughters, Dixie (David) Scheidegger of Baltimore, Ohio and Darlene (Rob) Oney of Malta; a son, Ricky S. Griffith of the home; four grandchildren, Crystal, Keith, Dustin and Joshua Scheidegger; two sisters and one brother, Alice Campbell, William "Bill" (Mary) Griffith, and Cathy (Walt) Daniels; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, Phyllis, Dan and Garnet.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 with Pastor David Helser officiating. Burial will follow in Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Olivet Church of the Brethren, 10788 Zion Rd. NW, Thornville, OH 43076.

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Bope-Thomas Funeral Home
203 South Columbus Street
Somerset, OH 43783
(740) 743-1652
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Published in the Times Recorder on Aug. 5, 2014
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