Nancy Griffiths, 1947-2019

Funeral services for Nancy Griffiths, 72, of Jefferson, will be held Nov. 21 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Nancy Kay Griffiths was born January 6, 1947, in Jefferson. She was the daughter of Edith (Heuton) and Lester Griffiths. She grew up in the Jefferson community. She had many friends in the area, and her address book was filled with their names, birthdays, and anniversaries. She called her special friends for every holiday, including their birthdays; usually, she did this three to four days in advance so that she wouldn’t forget.

Years ago, Nancy had three nephews who lived in Jefferson as young children. Nancy always had candy around the house for whenever boys came to her house. Nancy was a generous person. She made presents of kitchen towels or potholders and shared those gifts with her friends.

Nancy was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. She was known in the Jefferson community as a person with an honest, kind heart. During the summer months, she would ride her 3-wheeled bike around town. During the winter months, she would telephone her friends to caution them to be extra careful when driving home after work on snowy, slick roads.

In September of 2018, Nancy moved to the Altoona Nursing and Rehab Center. There, she died Nov. 8, 2019, at the age of 72 years. Preceding her in death were her parents Lester and Edith; an infant brother, David Lee Griffiths; and her brother Daniel Griffiths. Surviving are her nephews Kevin, David, and Bryan Griffiths, all of California; other relatives and friends.

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