|Esther I. Griffith, age 90 of East Galesburg, Il. passed away Saturday January 5, 2013 at 7:40 AM at her home.
She was born August 1, 1922 to Lester A and Marie Wilson Warner. She married Charlie Risenhoover of St. Augustine, Il. on July 6, 1938. They were parents to three children: Bobbie J., Patsy L., and Brenda L. They divorced in 1951. She married J. Q. (Jake) McCall of Gary, In. on July 6, 1965. He was killed in a traffic accident on May 17, 1968. She married Loran E. Griffith of Galesburg on August 5, 1972. Loran preceded her in death (July16, 2010). She was also preceded in death by her daughter Patsy, infant son Bobbie, grandson Vern, brothers: Leonard, Charlie Ray, John Lloyd, and Chester Floyd and one sister Yvonne Beller.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda L. James who lived with and cared for her until her death. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Karen (Jeff) Sedgwick, Steve (Janet) Eibner, Gerald (Jamie) James, five great grandchildren, three step children, eight step grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and wonderful friends and neighbors.
Estherís professional career included employment with Butler Manufacturing, Cottage Hospital and St. Maryís Hospital. She retired from Galesburg Research Hospital in 1982 after twenty five years.
Funeral will be held at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Galesburg, Il. on Friday January 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Ron Scarlett and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.