Ruby Griffin


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:25 pm
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Ruby E. Griffin, 88, of Silvis, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Lighthouse at Silvis.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Ruby was born on June 26, 1924, in Harcourt, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Alice Alftine Danielson. She married George A. Griffin on Aug. 28, 1954, in Moline.
Ruby worked as a waitress for Hasty Tasty in Moline and later as the bookkeeping supervisor for Midwest Bank and American Bank, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline.
Survivors include her husband, George Griffin; daughters, Dianne (Gary) Thornton, Moline, Susanne Lynn, Little Rock, Ark., and Rebecca (Matthew) Virta, Cheverly, Md.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Dr. Larry P. Jones.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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