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Yvonne Sue Griffith
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“Grandma Sue was an incredible woman, influential teacher and the best grandma. She turned every road trip into a game and somehow got us to learn! ...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Amber Griffith Autery - Dallas, TX

“When I grow up I want to be just like Grandma Sue! I have seriously prayed to be like Grandma Sue when I am an old lady. Not only do we share a...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne Patterson - Powell, WY

“We are so sorry to hear of our dear cousin Sue's passing. It has always been such fun to spend time with Sue and all her sisters. We will miss her. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Cynthia Crawford and Jessie Hulfachor - IN

“Sue was a gracious First Lady of Murat Shrine and admired by all who knew her. Sue and I enjoyed many conversations about the books we both read. ...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff & Margie Zaring - Fishers, IN

“She did so much for this school system and community. She will be missed. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: The Redman Family - Edinburgh, IN

“Eddie and I were sad to hear of Mrs. Griffith's passing. Eddie used to practice w/his band @ their house and she was teaching @ Eastside when I was...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Eddie & Sharon Wheeler - IN

“Sure am sorry and loved her ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck Cole - Monovia, IN

“I had the pleasure of meeting Cathie’s mom, “Grandma Sue”, when she came for a visit to Washington. She was soft spoken, caring...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Colleen Harris - Puyallup, WA

“For Amber... Dear Amber, "Bobby Cammie" and I are so sorry to hear about your grandmother. She was a very special woman!I have a lot of very fond...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Katie Smith Collier - Edinburgh, IN

“So sorry to hear of Sue passing. I have a lot of special memories growing up, she was like my second mom. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Dee Kahlenbeck - Columbus, IN

“We enjoyed Sue so much. She had such a positive attitude and was just a pleasure to know. Charlie and Sue visited often at the Rolling Hills Shrine...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Howard and Barb Malcomb - IN

“To the family of my first grade teacher at Eastside elementary (1964)seems like only yesterday she was telling me to get in my seat or taking me and...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Dewar - Columbus, IN

“Sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I was Chaplain for Murat the year Charlie was Potentate. You might say I was Charlie's Chaplain. My wife Janet,...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Cleon & Janet Wright - Greenwood, IN

“i would like to say im sadden by her passing she was my first grade teacher in the early 80s and though i was not the best behaved child in her...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Yonts - Scipio, IN

“All our best to Sue's Family,she was a great lady and one of God"s chosen children.Sue and Charlie were loved by all and they returned like love to...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Earl & Mary Moore - Indianapolis, IN

“CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY . SUE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY. CHARLIE WAS A FINE SHRINER AND MASON. THEY ARE MISSED. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: H. JOHN SHIRLEY - THE VILLAGES, FL


Sue was born May 1st, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Earl and Cora Beldon. She was the 5th of seven daughters, Anna Maye (deceased), Earline, Jayne, June, Avah (deceased), and Loretta. As a small girl, Sue's family moved back to her parents' hometown of Tampico, Indiana, where she grew up, graduated from Tampico High School, and headed off to college. Sue received her Teaching Degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1950 and her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana State University in 1966. During high school she met and fell in love with Charles "Walter" Griffith, they married September 3rd, 1950. Walter's military career moved them to Gary, Indiana and eventually they settled outside of Edinburgh, Indiana. Sue and Walter raised four children, Chip, Cathie, Cora Pat, and Carol Hope. Sue and Walter celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary on September 3rd, 2000. Sue was preceded in death by her daughter, Cora Pat Griffith, who passed away in 2002, and her loving husband, Walter, who passed away in 2003. She then moved to Washington State to live with her daughter, Cathie, and son-in-law, Mark. Sue was a 1st Grade Teacher for a total of 42 years, the last 35 years were at Eastside Elementary School in Edinburgh, Indiana, where she retired in 1995. Sue was very involved in all aspects of family life, church, school, and community. She served on endless committees, was a member of Old Union Church of Christ, Past President of the Edinburgh Teacher's Association, Past Matron of Nineveh Eastern Star #466, First Lady and wife of the 1998 Murat Shrine Potentate, and an active member of Beta Sigma Phi. Sue passed away on Sunday the 1st of November in the comfort of her daughter's home in Richland, WA. She is survived by her sisters, Earline Cunningham, Jayne Nierman, June Jones, and Loretta Hoevener; children, Chip and his wife Janet (Texas), Cathie and her husband Mark (Washington), and Carol Hope (Kentucky); 7 grandchildren, Christopher, Amber, Jessica, Everett Allen, Ashley, Joshua, and Amanda; and 2 great-granddaughters. Two memorial services are being planned for the 3rd weekend of June 2010 in Indiana: On Saturday, June 19th, 2010, at 2:00 pm at the Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Brownstown, Indiana. Please join the Beldon family in the fellowship hall following the memorial service. On Sunday, June 20th, at 2:00 pm at Old Union Church of Christ outside of Edinburgh, Indiana. Sue will then be buried at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh next to her husband, Walter, and daughter, Cora. Those wishing to honor Sue's memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice , 3920 Outlook Rd., Sunnyside, WA 98944 and/or Cedar Lake Residence (Hope's lifelong home), 7984 New LaGrange Road, Louisville, KY 40222-9956.

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