Helen Kunkel Griffin, 89, of Gardner, passed away April 14, 2011 at Meadowbrook Skilled Care Center, Gardner, KS.
Helen was born Nov. 14, 1921 in Reading, KS to Otto August Fredrick and Elizabeth Harrison Kunkel. She married Henry Everett Griffin on Feb. 25, 1939 in Lyndon, KS. Helen lived in Scranton, Burlingame, and Topeka before moving to Gardner 47 years ago. She was a homemaker who loved to cook, embroidery and do craft painting. Helen also liked to read and listen to Christian and country music. She lived for her family and will be dearly missed.
Helen was preceded by her parents; husband Henry in 1992; sisters Margaret and Ruby, and an infant brother. She is survived by her children Henry “Hank” E. and Millie Griffin, Jr., Orlando, FL, Mitchell L. Griffin and Irene Jones both of Gardner, KS, Leta L. and husband Bud Rogers, Iris C. and husband Drew Allen, and Patricia L. and husband Ron Brown all of Warsaw, MO; sister Daisy Schneider, Lyndon, KS; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services 1:30 pm Monday, April 18, 2011 at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice n/o Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be sent to www. brucefuneralhome.com