Mary Louise Griffin, 80, of Grovespring, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Springfield.
She was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Niangua, Mo. to James “Otto’’ and Frances Elizabeth Patten Perryman.
On Dec. 19, 1962, she married Robert Griffin.
She graduated from Conway High School with the class of 1961. After graduating, she worked at Portland Cafe and Page Printing in Lebanon. For many years she also worked along with her husband Robert on the family dairy farm. In 1992, she began working at Lebanon North Nursing and Rehab, where she was a CNA and CMT for 15 years. In her free time, she loved to garden and tend to her flowers. She also enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and fiends, especially her granddaughter, Brandy.
Mary accepted the Lord as her savior in 1955, at the age of 13 at Little Vine Church during a revival held by Shady Barber and was baptized by LaVern Jones at High Point. She always remembered that her mother, Frances, was also baptized at the same time. She attended Little Vine Church, Pleasant View Church, Gardner Free Will Baptist Church and Phillipsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was very active in the churches she attended, teaching Sunday School, singing specials and playing her guitar.
Survivors include one daughter, Deanna Hewitt and her fiancée Steve James of Lebanon; one granddaughter, Brandy Ruble and her husband William “Bill” Ruble of Lebanon; six brothers, Basil “Butch” Perryman and his wife Linda of Conway; Ray Perryman of Niangua; Larry “Jr.” Perryman and his wife Darlene of Phillipsburg; Rick Perryman and his wife Waynette of Lebanon; Wade Perryman and his wife Kim of Grovespring, and Ron Perryman and his wife Patsy of Rader; two sisters, Freda Pearce and her husband Alvin of Grovespring, and Nina Caffey and her husband Leon of Conway; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Mary Louise Griffin will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in McBride Cemetery under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Visitation for Mary will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, also at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel. Memorials have been suggested in memory of Mary to her family to help with expenses or to the McBride Cemetery. Donations may be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, 1001 Lynn Street, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at www.shadelscolonialchapel.com.