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Edna May Griffey

April 11, 1928 — September 21, 2019

Edna May Griffey, 91, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away September 21, 2019.  She was born April 11, 1928 in Kuna, Idaho.  She was the eleventh of twelve children born to Jackson and Mary (Fackrell) Pruett.

She married her husband, David C. Griffey (who was serving in the United States Air Force), in Vancouver, Washington on December 24, 1957.  While raising their family, they lived in Washington, Okinawa (Japan), California, and Cleveland, Tennessee; and making Cleveland their final home, as they moved to Cleveland following David’s military retirement.

She was a stay-at-home mother.  It was also her joy to be a grandmother and great grandmother.  She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and attended as a member the church’s local congregation for the past forty-three years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, all of her siblings, and her son-in-law, Michael Shannon.

She is survived by her five children, Larry Wilmoth (Terri), Debra Shannon, John Griffey (Jill), David J. Griffey (Kelly), and Daniel Griffey (Jill).  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Adam Watts officiating.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Her family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

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