Annabelle Mae Griffin, 87, passed away Friday morning, May 29, 2020 at Shepherd of the Valley of Howland, following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio and was a 1951 graduate of South High School. On Nov. 18, 1955, she married the love of her life, Arthur E. Griffin at Fowler United Methodist Church. She was a member of Howland United Methodist Church since 1964. She cherished being a homemaker, tending to her flower gardens, vacationing in Benezette, PA where she enjoyed nature and wildlife, feeding elk by hand and hiking the paths in the mountains, but her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arthur, as well as her children Janie (Kevin) Cunningham of Fort Wayne, IN, Bob (Cindy) Griffin, Heidi (Dave) VanDevender of Warren, daughter-in-law, Kim Griffin of Howland, grandchildren Mandy Cunningham, Connor (Lacey) Griffin, Matthew (Jenna Dorchock) VanDevender, Haley Ann VanDevender, and great-granddaughter Mackenzie Mae Wilhelm. She was reunited with loved ones who preceded her in passing including her parents, Robert H. and Nellie E. Smith, a sister, Janie Smith, her son William Griffin, and grandson, Ross Griffin.
As per Annabelle's wishes, a private family service was held on Sun., May 31st, followed by cremation with interment at Howland Cemetery. The family requests material contributions be made to The Ernie Hall Aviation Museum, 4033 N. River Rd., Warren, Ohio 44484. Arrangements are entrusted to Peter Rossi & Sons Funeral Home 1884 North Road, Warren, Ohio 44484.
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Ernie Hall Aviation Museum
4033 North River Rd., Warren OH 44484