Velda Mae (McCrory) Griffith

Born: Fri., Aug. 10, 1917
Died: Fri., Jul. 18, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 25, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jul. 26, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Velda Mae Griffith, age 96, of Bethesda Gardens, Terre Haute, IN and formerly of Hutsonville and Robinson IL, died Friday July 18, 2014 at 12:02 AM EST at Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation, Sullivan, IN, following several months of failing health.

Born August 10, 1917 in Hutsonville Township, Crawford County, IL, she was the daughter of Harris and Zelpha (Clements) McCrory.  On October 5, 1938 she married Walter D. Griffith and he preceded her in death February 11, 1991.  Velda was a farm wife and dedicated wife and mother.  She was an accomplished seamstress and quilt maker and loved to get together with her many friends and quilt tops and sew quilts for family and friends.  She was a member of the Hutsonville First Christian Church, Hutsonville, IL; Hutsonville Woman’s Club; “C U Sunday” Sunday School Class at First Christian Church in Hutsonville, IL.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Betty Griffith, Hutsonville, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Geraldine McCrory, Robinson, IL; sister Mrs. Doris Dolson, Casey, IL; six grandchildren, Tim and Rebecca Griffith, Terre Haute, IN; Rebecca Griffith and friend Jonathan Long, Blacksburg, VA; Angela and Dr. Tracy Marx, Louisville, KY; Elaine Gower, Indianapolis, IN: Kathy and John Bement, Decatur, IL; Melissa Gower and friend Devin Ohlsson, Ludlow, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Reagan Marx, Patrick Marx, Zoe Marx, Abigail Griffith, Gracie Griffith, Rose Griffith, Bethany Griffith, Katelyn Bement and Grace Gower along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Walter D. Griffith, February 11, 1991; brothers, Noble McCrory, 1921; Chauncey McCrory, 1983; Robert McCrory; sisters, Mary Crabtree, 1989 and Myrtle Beabout, 2013; grandson, Andy Griffith, December 6, 1980.

Funeral service will be Saturday July 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Bro. Bill Wilkinson and Bro. Joe Griffith officiating.  Visitation will be Friday July 25, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL and from 9:30 AM until time of services on Saturday.  Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Hutsonville, IL, Velda Griffith Memorial Fund or to The Bible Chapel Church in Memory of Mrs. Griffith or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Roble, Linda & Erika Rains
   Posted Mon July 21, 2014
Joe & Family,
We have many happy memories with U. Walter & A. Velda. They were always ready to help in any way. I had many fun summers with them, especially out on their front porch counting cars as they went by on Rt 1 (ha), what fun? I always enjoyed U. Walter coming in for lunch to watch the farm show that was on TV at noon, we always had a wonderful lunch & then he was back on the tractor. I could go on forever about how much I enjoyed being with them. We visited with them in FL during the winters they were there & always had a good time. I'm sorry I can't be at the Memorial, but will be there in my heart. Joe Dean, love you, get better soon.

Allen & Betty Edwards
   Posted Tue July 22, 2014
Tim, Rebecca and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. I know your grandmother meant the WORLD to you. I know you realize that she is in a much better place! It is never easy to lose someone you love! She lived 96 great years, that is amazing!! Be strong my friend, we will keep you and the rest of your family in our prayers! If you need anything, you know where we are.

Allen & Betty Edwards

Barb Pollitt
   Posted Tue July 22, 2014
Angela and Family,

So sorry for your loss. I know that you loved your grandmother very much. She is now resting in the arms of Our Lord and Savior. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Opal Cornwell & Family
   Posted Thu July 24, 2014
Joe, Betty & Family,
Our sympathy at the loss of Velda.

Sharon Laswell
   Posted Sat July 26, 2014
My childhood visits to Robinson so see my dad's family were highlights of my life. We usually stayed with Aunt Velda...and ate like royalty!!! Sending big Joe hugs to you, Joe and Betty. Love you MUCH!!!!

Jay Foreman
   Posted Tue July 29, 2014
Joe I can feel the pain you must be feeling at the loss of your mother. I can only think of loss I felt when my mom passed and I know that neither of us will ever get over the empty feeling that it brought. You are extremely fortunate to have enjoyed her for so many years. We can take comfort that both of our mothers are rejoicing with the Lord and King of our lives. Love you always.........jay

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