February 11, 1924 - November 19, 2017
Cleo Wanita Griffiths, 93, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away at 2:46 p.m., Sunday, November 19th, 2017 peacefully, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Kansas. Cleo was born in Stockville, Nebraska on February 11, 1924, a daughter of Lillian Elma (Claflin) and Cecil Cloyd Schultz. Throughout the years Cleo attended elementary school in Brush, Colorado, and Dickens, Nebraska graduating from Curtis Ag. High School, Curtis, Nebraska. She then received her teaching degree from The University of Nebraska Ag. School, Curtis, Nebraska. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses McPherson, Kansas and was a former member in North Platte, Nebraska and currently a member of the Hutchinson Hall. Through the years Cleo taught school in a one room school house, was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She also worked at J.C. Penney's in Sidney, Nebraska. She was a piano and organ teacher for over 45 years teaching in North Platte, as well as Sidney, Nebraska, and McPherson, Kansas. Cleo enjoyed teaching and playing piano, reading My Book of Bible Stories to her grand kids, was an artist, wrote poetry, and a talented seamstress. Her entire family would travel around Nebraska and Kansas playing at different dance halls in her younger years. Cleo W. Schultz was united in marriage to Virgil Dale Griffiths on December 24, 1942 at North Platte, Nebraska. Virgil passed away on October 9, 2001. She is survived by her children, Rodney L. Griffiths and his wife Mary Lou, of McAllen, Texas, Sharlene F. Schroeder, of Windom, Kansas, and Shellie Y. Griffiths, of Hutchinson, Kansas; her sisters, Garnet Dixon and her husband Joe, of Carson, California and Virginia Lee Workman, of Boise, Idaho; her 6 grandchildren, Darin M. Thrash (Michelle Thompson), Tracey Werries (Darin), Dustin Schroeder (Laura Parks), Tiffany Holler (Sean Balke), T.J. Schroeder (Hayley), Jordan Schroeder; her 20 - great-grandchildren; her 5 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Cecil C., and Lillian E. Schultz; her husband Virgil Dale Griffiths; her brothers, Orville "Bill", Milford "Peanut", and Winston Leonard "Winnie" Schultz. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel. Funeral service will be held at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2017 with Minister Dan Northrup officiating. Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, KS.
Cleo Wanita Griffiths, 93, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away at 2:46 p.m., Sunday, November 19th, 2017 peacefully, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Kansas. Cleo was born in Stockville, Nebraska on February 11, 1924, a daughter of Lillian... View Obituary & Service Information
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