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In Memory of

Katie Griffin

July 16, 1930 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Katie Lou Phillips Griffin was called to the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
Katie was born into a large family on July 16, 1930, and earned the nickname "Runt" from her father because she was the smallest of nine brothers and sisters. She graduated from Matthews High School where she was a cheerleader.

In her adult years, Katie worked in various fields to include working as a Bell Telephone operator and a nurse's aide caring for elderly adults. Katie never grew out of her diminutive size and was known...

Katie Lou Phillips Griffin was called to the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
Katie was born into a large family on July 16, 1930, and earned the nickname "Runt" from her father because she was the smallest of nine brothers and sisters. She graduated from Matthews High School where she was a cheerleader.

In her adult years, Katie worked in various fields to include working as a Bell Telephone operator and a nurse's aide caring for elderly adults. Katie never grew out of her diminutive size and was known to all as a sweet, caring, and loving lady with the patience of Job. She always had pets to spoil rotten and loved to feed the squirrels bits of her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Katie was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leona and Vernon Phillips as well as most of her brothers and sisters, leaving behind a sister, Ruth, and brother, Claude. Katie lost her husband of 51 years, Ralph, when he was called Home in 2010. Katie is survived by sons, Jeff Ward of Monroe, and Chuck Griffin (Yvonne) of Saint Augustine, FL, and step-children Judy Griffin and Chris Griffin (Vickie). Katie also has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren as well as dozens of nieces and nephews who will keep her in their hearts for years to come.