Mildred Florene Griffith
Mildred Florene Griffith, born on March 29, 1921, was the tenth of twelve children born to Ed and Susie Jones of Kiowa County, Oklahoma. Mildred passed from this life to her heavenly reward on August 21, 2012. She was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters and her loving husband Wilmer E. "Jack" Griffith of Meade, Kansas. Mildred is survived by her sister Eloise Bullinger of Oklahoma City, two daughters, Bernadean Stanford of Oklahoma City, and Barbara and Bob Walker of Fort Collins, Colorado, her grandchildren Amy and David Stratton of Fort Collins, Colorado, Janey and Andrew Malander of Windsor, Colorado, Carey and Ryan Doore of Fort Collins, Colorado, Craig and Barbie Stanford of Houston, Texas, and Chad and Natalie Stanford of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and her eleven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Alexander, Nicholas, Julia, Luke, Nathan, Jacob, Chloe, Brady, Henry and James.
Mildred was educated at Bethany Peniel College and obtained a Master's Degree in Education. Rumor has it that Mildred is to blame for the formal education of thousands of sixth graders in southwest Kansas. All we know is that she began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Kansas after World War II and retired after multiple decades of doing the same in Meade, Kansas. She is loved to this day by each and every old person that was once a young, impressionable student under her tutelage. Mildred loved gardening, travel and, most importantly, giving the best of her abilities in leading others in a life of service, teaching and loving all of God's creation.
Mildred had 91 years here with us; we loved all of them and she spent all of them with a song in her heart and gave countless reasons for all others to sing along with her.
There was a family viewing time from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Mercer Adams Funeral Home in Bethany, with the funeral service at the Church of the Nazarene, Meade, KS, on Saturday, August 25, 2012, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Kansas. Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade is in charge of local arrangements.