Obituary of Lois Evelyn Griffin
Lois Evelyn Kneale Griffin, age 101 of Painesville passed away peacefully on October 12th, 2022 while surrounded by her five daughters. She was born on October 8th, 1921 in Painesville to the late Stanley and Catherine Quayle Kneale. She married her beloved husband Lauren Dale Griffin on July 13th, 1942. She was a loving mother to her five daughters; Diane (Robert) Troyer, Joyce Griffin, Barbara (Michael) Mihalek, Catherine (Ralph) Strang, Laurey Griffin, and her loyal dog Fluffy. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale; sisters, Helen Durand, Mabel Eaton, Ruby Call, her best friend since childhood Millie Warner, and her beloved Corgi, Rosie.
As a wife, mother, and grandmother she was patient, loving, and kind. She waited loyally through World War Two for her husband’s return from the Army. She was a graduate of Lake County Business College, completing the course as a Private Secretary in 1940. Mrs.Griffin was a member of Painesville United Methodist Church and was very passionate about working with special needs children at the church. She was also a member of the North American Manx Association.
Lois loved taking care of her dogs’ Fluffy and Rosie. She enjoyed taking them for long walks in the Evergreen Cemetery across the street from her house. With her vibrant personality, she did the things she loved, such as traveling in retirement with her husband in the motorhome, taking care of her beautiful garden, sewing, baking, feeding and watching the backyard birds, and playing with all her grandchildren.
You could always find her sitting on her front porch in the evenings to watch the sunset and all the wildlife that may have passed through her yard.
Lois was family to all, known by so many, and an inspiration to everyone.
A celebration in honor of Lois for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00-7:00PM at the Painesville United Methodist Church. Internment of ashes will be held on Friday, October 21st at 10:00AM in the Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Lake County Council on Aging, 8520 East Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060 www.lccoa.org or Hospice of the Western Reserve at www.hospicewr.org