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Helen M. Griffin

October 12, 1923 - July 5, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Helen M. Griffin, 85, of Springfield died at 3:42 a.m. Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of Max W. and Ivy Braham Schmelz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers John, Ed, Max and Frank.

She is survived by a son, J. Earl (Luann) Griffin of Glenarm; a grandson, Jason Griffin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Helen was a lifelong resident of Springfield.

She retired from John W. Hobbs Corporation after 33 years as a balance wheel setter in the hour meter division.

Helen was of the Catholic faith. She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary Hagler Hall Chapter 15 and UAW Local 235. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at noon Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Clint Cook officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the DAV Hagler Hall Chapter 15.

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