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Virginia Griffin

February 6, 1927 — January 19, 2017

Virginia (Ginny) M. Griffin, 89, Dakota City, passed into Glory on January 19, 2017. Visitation will be Sunday, January 22nd, 3 PM – 5 PM at Mason Lindhart Funeral Home. Memorial services are at the Faith United Methodist Church on Monday, January 23rd, 11 AM, Humboldt, Iowa.
Virginia Mary Jones, daughter of Glenn and Martha (Hunt) Jones was born February 6, 1927 in Geneva, Iowa. After graduating Hampton High School Virginia worked in Washington, D.C. as a civilian for a Coast Guard Admiral. Upon returning to Iowa she received her Registered Nursing certification in 1948 through Deaconess Evangelical, Marshalltown, Iowa. After her Dad’s unexpected death in 1948 she returned to Hampton, working at the local hospital and helping her mother, brother and sister. In Hampton Virginia met Robert Griffin. While Robert served in the Armed Forces in Korea, Virginia worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Virginia and Robert were married on December 6, 1952, in Hampton, Iowa and made their home in Dakota City. Virginia’s family includes her husband Robert and four children - Glenn (deceased), Bobbi of Pueblo, CO; Rebecca (Andrew) Hettinger of Huxley, IA; Clark (Amy) Griffin of Iowa City, IA. She has five grandchildren; Nathan and Rachel Hettinger, Daniel (Hailey) Griffin, Patrick Griffin, and Luke Griffin (deceased). She was thrilled to meet her great grandson, Isaac Griffin, who was born October 22, 2017. Virginia’s brother Gordon Jones lives in Fullerton, California and her sister Karen Schumacher lives in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Virginia loved God, her family, church and community. She served in the United Methodist Women extensively holding leadership positions at the local and district levels. She also taught numerous Bible studies and Sunday School over the years. She founded the Silver Sister’s, singing along with other wonderful ladies, for the residents of the care centers for forty years. She was a member of the Worth While Club of Dakota City, serving in various leadership capacities over the years. Virginia was very patriotic, serving the community at the election polls.
Virginia was an avid reader favoring suspense and mysteries along with biographies. She always said the house could fall down around her and she wouldn’t know it if she had a good book!
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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107 N 4th St, Humboldt, IA 50548

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