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Joseph L. Griffie 1949 - 2020
Joseph L. Griffie

BURDETT — Joseph L. Griffie, 71, passed away Aug. 23, 2020 at his home in Burdett.

He was born May 17, 1949 in Dewitt, Ark. to William E. and Mary Helen Jowers Griffie Sr.

A longtime area resident, he was a retired fuel department manager for Golden Valley Coop. He was of the Christian faith and proudly served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans), Burdett City Council, and the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

On May 1, 1971 he married Catherine A. Keillor at Long Beach, Calif.; she survives.

Other survivors include daughter, Sclie (Danny) Murray, Great Bend; son, Clint (Stacie) Griffie, Derby; four brothers, Daniel Griffie, Dewitt, Ark., Robert Griffie, Dewitt, Ark., William Martin Griffie, Tucson, Ariz., Gregory Griffie, Grandview, Mo.; two grandchildren, Emma and Owen Griffie; father, William Griffie Sr, Dewitt, Ark. He was preceded in death by his mother; and two brothers, William Griffie Jr. and Herbert E. Griffie.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned and live streamed via Facebook Live, with Pastor Rob Schmutz presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Burial will be in Brown’s Grove Cemetery, Burdett, with military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to Tunnel to Towers and Burdett EMS, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

PO Box 477 

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 26, 2020