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Jean M. GriffinMay 30, 1949 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 67)
Jean Marie Griffin, 67, of Bristol, IN passed away peacefully May 1, 2017 at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart, IN, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on May 30, 1949 to the late George and Grace (Marks) Davidhizar. She graduated from Bethany Christian High School in 1967 and Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario in 1971. She married Danny R. Griffin on June 6, 1976.
Left to cherish all their memories is her husband, Danny; her three daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Spodnick of North Liberty, IN, Michele Brown of Crest Hill, IL, and Janelle (Jon) Shirley of South Bend, IN; her sister Carolyn Bitikofer of Hesston, KS and her brother Alan (Janice) Davidhizar of Wakarusa, IN; two grandchildren Caleb Spodnick and Gracie Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.
Throughout her life, she applied herself to being a loving and devoted pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother (GiGi). She served with her husband at churches in MI, IN, and PA. Her life patterned after Christ is a beautiful legacy for all of us to follow. Jean worked for Harman International for over 20 years in total. She was an amazing hostess and always enjoyed family gatherings for holidays and birthdays. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with family who will miss her dearly.
Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Bristol Church of the Nazarene, 401 Hilbish Blvd., Bristol, IN, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol, IN. A visitation will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Bristol Church of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be directed to Elkhart Hospice House, 22579 Old US 20, Elkhart, IN 46516. Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart.