Marian Ione Griffiths

Marian Ione Griffiths

January 29, 1935-August 27, 2019

Marian Ione Griffiths, 84, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Cindi Stewart officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 at McKown Funeral Home, and will continue from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday morning at the church.

Marian Griffiths was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Ansley, to Victor and Grace (Farris) Stahl. She graduated from Kramer High School in 1952. Marian married John Griffiths on June 18, 1953 in Columbus. Before her marriage, Marian worked at the newspaper.

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Following her marriage, she was active with the Behlen Auxiliary and helped with the Behlen cafeteria. After her husband left Behlen's in 1970, they began a livestock hauling business. Marian managed the Griffiths Livestock Trailer Washout for several decades.

Marian enjoyed gathering with family and friends, playing cards, gardening, and most recently Bingo. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church where she had previously taught Sunday school and was a scouting leader. Marian was also active with 4-H.

She is survived by daughter, Susan (G. Gary) Nelson of Columbus; son, Gary Griffiths of Columbus; son, Dan Griffiths of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; grandson, Jason (Pam) Nelson of Columbus; granddaughter, Angela Nelson of Lincoln; granddaughter, Kayla (Ty) Sanborn of Marshall, Wisconsin; granddaughter, Alyx Griffiths of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; great-grandchildren: Savannah and Jayce Nelson, Paisley, Brielle, and Camron Sanborn; brother, Eldie (Twilla) Stahl of Columbus; brother-in-law, Don (Shirley) Griffiths of Columbus; sister-in-law, Fran Griffiths of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband, John Griffiths; parents, Victor and Grace Stahl; daughter, Sandra Connery.

Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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