WESTFIELD – Maxine Griffith, 95, of Emeritus in Lakewood, N.Y., formerly of Decatur, Ill., died Jan. 25, 2014, at Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.
Maxine was born in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of the late George and Beatrice Grandfield, where she lived until July of 2012, when she moved to Lakewood, N.Y.
Maxine graduated from Decatur High School in 1936, and went to work at Stuart Dry Goods. She also worked for Mueller Co. from 1943-83.
Maxine married Pershing Griffith in 1943, in Yuma, Ariz., just before he was shipped to the South Pacific to serve with the Marines in World War II. They just celebrated 71 years of mar-riage.
Maxine was an active member of the Prairie Avenue Christian Church in Decatur, and was a long time member of the choir. For many years, Maxine made craft items for the church bazaars. Maxine looked forward to her monthly luncheons with the Mueller Company Retirees. Maxine and her hus-band enjoyed traveling and visited Alaska, Hawaii, and the Holy Lands, and took numerous bus trips with the Senior Citizens in Decatur.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Grandfield from Denton, Texas.
Along with her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Sandy (David) Brown of Westfield, N.Y., and Vicki (Tom) Dolash of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandsons: Derek Dolash of Phoenix, Ariz., Seth (Annette) Brown of Arlington, Va., Joshua (Candace) Brown of Sherman, N.Y., Lucas (Stephanie) Brown of Jamestown, N.Y., and Justin Brown of Mayville, N.Y. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Alex, Alyssa and Kaitlyn Brown of Sherman, N.Y., and Ariana, Tristan and Caspian Brown of Arlington, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie Ave, Decatur, IL 62521.
MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., assisted the family lo-cally. Memorial service and burial will be in Decatur, Ill., where Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home have made the arrangements.