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Virginia L. Griffee

March 2, 1937 — February 16, 2022

Virginia L. Griffee, 85, of Marysville, KS, died February 16, 2022 at The Lighthouse in Marysville. Visitation will be Sunday, February 20, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 21, at Kinsley Mortuary. The officiants will be Christina Creech, Andy Kuehn and Warren Taylor. The congregation will sing "In Jesus Hands" and "Hidden". Pallbearers are Devin Griffee, Derek Deboer, Lynn Holle, Ron Milner, Justin Linder and Dyllon Holle. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery. Virginia, along with her sister, Irene, spent their growing up years in Newton. Virginia graduated as an honor student from Newton High School in 1955. She was employed at Newton Finance Company during her senior year and continued there until her marriage. On November 27, 1957, Virginia was married to Gilbert Griffee from Marysville, KS. They began their married life in Wichita, KS where Virginia was employed at Fourth National Bank. In 1959, they purchased the farm near Marysville, which was to be their home for the remainder of their married life. Gilbert and Virginia had two sons, Ted and Calvin. Virginia enjoyed her life as a full-time wife, mother and homemaker, and later went to work for Thompson Lumber Co. in Marysville, where she worked for 38 years. Virginia became well known for her ability to mix just the right shade of paint before computers took over that talent. Through her years, she befriended many, many customers and neighbors in the community. Virginia’s health began to decline in 2018 after cancer surgery, and she has endured limited health since then. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Pearl Unruh and two brothers-in-law, Neil Gilliland and Lloyd Smith. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Gilbert Griffee; two sons, Ted and wife Julee Griffee, of Marysville, and Calvin Griffee of Blue Rapids, KS; two step-granddaughters, Shelby Friedrichs and Jackie Jensen; and sister, Irene Smith. Virginia enjoyed special care from her nieces and nephews, who deeply appreciated their beloved aunt. She accepted the gospel early in life, and her choice to serve God brought her much satisfaction, peace and joy, and many friends. Virginia will be greatly missed, but we will always appreciate her influence on our lives. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Video of funeral for Virginia Griffee To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia L. Griffee, please visit our flower store.

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