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Jeannine Griffin

Mary Jeannine Griffin, age 91, of Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Michael Russell and Wilma Grethel (Johnston) Griffin, was born October 7, 1929, at Davis City, Iowa. She left this life on October 5, 2021, at Wesley Life in Indianola, Iowa.

Jeannine, as she was known, grew up and graduated from Leon High School in 1947. She attended college for a year then returned to Leon where she worked at Iowa Southern Utilities. In 1963, after 14 years, she moved with her family to Des Moines. She worked various places before opening Jeannine’s Clothing Store on Locust Street in Des Moines. She owned and operated it for three years. Her final job was working with her brother, Pat, and sister, Donna, at Pat’s banking business. She retired in 1994.

In her free time, Jeannine enjoyed traveling, reading anything and everything, and cooking.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and both brothers, Michael “Mickey” Griffin and Daniel Patrick “Pat” Griffin. Survivors include her sister, Donna Griffin of Des Moines, Iowa; sister-in-law, Ellen “Honey” Griffin of Sioux City, Iowa; five nieces and their husbands, Terry and John Lewis, Donna Jeannine and Wil Forker, Sue Hartwell, Michelle and Kerry Richardson, and Christine and Steve Namanny;
many great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services will be held at the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.


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