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Wendell D. Griffin 1933 - 2018
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Wendell D. Griffin 1933 - 2018

LARNED — Wendell D. Griffin, 84, passed away Nov. 12, 2018 ,at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned.

He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Lyons, the son of David C. and Elsie E. Ford Griffin. A lifetime area resident, he worked for Roth Equipment, Morrill Hay Company, City of Larned and Larned State Hospital.

He was a member of the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Larned and the American Legion of Great Bend. He served in the United States Army.

On June 20, 1954 he married Leona Sucht; then married Tenny R. Vincent Oct. 21, 1988, in Larned. She survives. Other survivors include, three sons, David (Theresa), Byron and Bruce (Elizabeth) all of Larned; a daughter, Brenda (Brian) Reed, Larned; a step-son, Jack Braley, Bosier City, La.;  two step-daughters, Maggie McIntosh, Smith Center; and Amy Hansen, Texas City, Texas; a sister, Connie Griffith, Wakeeney; seven grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A family memorial graveside service with military graveside rites will be at a later date in the Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kan. Memorials may be given to the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Larned or Medicalodges of Great Bend, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS, 67550. 

Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 14, 2018