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Beverly May Griffin

June 12, 2012
Estherville Daily News

SHELDON, Mo. - A memorial service for Beverly May Griffin, 73, Sheldon, Mo., will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Sheldon Baptist Church in Sheldon, Mo., with Pastor Jarod Lamb officiating.

She died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Boonville, Mo. to Raymond B. Burge and Laverne Olive Rick Burge. She was married Feb. 20, 1958, to Harold Smith, and to this union were born her four children. She later married Orville Griffin in July 1977, and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Griffin grew up in Estherville and graduated from Estherville High School in 1957. She moved to the Jerico Springs, Mo. area in 1977 and later moving to Vernon County in 1979. She has resided in Sheldon, Mo. since 2005. While in Iowa, Beverly worked in a furniture factory for a number of years. She also was employed at the Nevada State Hospital in Nevada, Mo. for several years. She was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include four children, Becky Morgan and her husband, Monta, Sheldon, Mo., Dee Smith, Estherville, Dawn Smith, Heron Lake, Minn. and Kristie Sharp, Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Edmonds and his wife Karen, Sioux Falls, S.D. and David Edmonds, Council Bluffs and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, and one brother, Ralph Burge.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.

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