- Local Guide
John Murray Griffin, of Spencerville, died at 12:29 a.m.. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 16, 1916, in rural Spencerville, the son of Edna Holloway and Jack A. Griffin. On July 3, 1942, he married Doris C. Reynolds, who died May 10, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Smith, of Edgerton, Pamela (Dave) Heitmeyer, of Ottoville, and Jo Griffin, of Spencerville.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. David W. Howell officiating. Burial with full military rites by the Spencerville Veterans will follow at Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.. Tuesday.
Memorials may be given to Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park or to the Lima Shrine Club.