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Miola Louise (Shane) Griffeth

September 2, 1926 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 93)


Miola Louise Griffeth passed away February 15, 2020 at the age of 93 at Hilltop Lodge, Beloit, Kansas. She was born September 2, 1926 to Albert Daniel and Irene May (Wise) Shane on a farm north of Cawker City, Ks.

Miola attended 1st through 8th grade at country schools north and east of Cawker City, Ks, then 9th through 11th grades at Cawker City High School, and due to courses not available at Cawker City, she finished high school at Beloit High School. Ottawa University was her college of choice, which she graduated with a BS in business in 1948. While at Ottawa University she met the love of her life Robert (Bob) Mahlon Griffeth, and they married June 10, 1948, which was 9 months after their first date. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage, farming, traveling, as well as raising their 4 wonderful children; Linda (Mike) Richard, Miltonvale, Ks; Peggy (Calvin) Bohnert; Robert (Robin) (Deb) Griffeth; William (Bill) (Melanie) Griffeth all of Jewell, Kansas.

Teaching business classes was her specialty, teaching in 3 school districts, Cawker City, Ionia, and USD 279 Jewell. She was instrumental in convincing the administration to add the first computer class to the  USD 279 high school curriculum. Weren’t her students lucky?  Bob and Miola spent their retirement years traveling and spending their winters as snow birds in Yuma, AZ.

Miola is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren: Casey (Krystal) Richard; A.J. (Tiffany) Richard; Joshua (Lori) Bohnert, Marla (Jeff) Koops; Tracy (Jared) Sulsar; Chad (Allysa) Griffeth; Sarah (Doug) Spencer; Kelly (Teresa) Griffeth, and Eric Griffeth; twenty-four great grandchildren: Boone and Case Richard; LeNae, Ashlyn, Lundyn Knight, Kinley and Kolby Bohnert; Isaac, Elli, Joanna, Elsa, Carson, and Jabin Koops; Aiden and Mason Sulsar; Hannah and Tyler Jackson; Owen, Grant and Gracyn Spencer; Wadyn, Kaleb, Kapaun and Landon Griffeth.

She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy (Bill) Elliot, Winterville, NC, nephew Steve (Judy) Elliot, Greenville, NC; sister in-law Ouida Griffeth, Barnard, Ks; nephew Glenn (Pam) Griffeth, Topeka, Ks. as well as a host of relatives, friends and former students.

Miola was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents, and a great-granddaughter, Kassidy Sulsar.

Funeral service is February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell, KS . Visitation will be Wednesday, February 19th, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Kleppinger Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Jewell City Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to Trinity United Methodist Church, Solomon Valley Hopsice, or City of Jewell community project in care of Kleppinger Funeral Home, Box 404, Jewell, Ks. 66949.

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February 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kleppinger Funeral Home
409 Broadway St / PO Box 404
Jewell, KS 66949

Funeral Service
February 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church (KS)

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