Leah Marie Richter Griffin
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Leah Marie Richter Griffin
  • May 29, 1943 - February 2, 2017
  • Port O'Connor, Texas

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Leah Marie Richter Griffin of Port O'Connor, TX went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2017 after a short battle with Leukemia. Leah was born May 29, 1943 in Houston, TX.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Marie Richter; son, Ronnie Richter; uncle, Tommy Dean and her mother-in-law, Jeanie Griffin.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Kenneth Griffin of Port O'Connor; grandson, Bryan Richter and wife Misty; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Redmond and Christopher Richter of Port O'Connor; Ken's daughter, Ellen Farmer and husband, Tom and grandson, Ryan of Bay City, TX; her two brothers, Robert Richter and wife Penny of Georgia and Mark Richter and wife Autumn of Mt. Belvieu, TX; aunt, Dorothy Dean of Silsbee, TX and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leah was very active in many organizations in our Community. She was in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for many years and served as President in 2004/2005. She won the Woman of the Year in 1996 for the American Business Woman's Association. She was President of the Port O'Connor Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2008. In 2010 she was President of the Coastal Bend Association of Realtors. Leah was President of the Lions Club from 2010 to 2012. She also was a member of Texas Associations of Realtors in 2012. Leah worked for Bert Witchers in Port Lavaca, Vantage Marine in Port O'Connor and has since spent 17 plus years working for Tigrett Real Estate. She was a very active member of the Baptist Church. She taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and also sang in the Church Choir. She loved to sing. Leah was a very loyal and caring person to her family and friends. She had many wonderful friends who enjoyed life like she did. We will forever miss Leah and her beautiful smile. She will be in our hearts forever.
A Celebration of Leah's Life will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Port O'Connor with Pastor Donny Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Port O'Connor Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Paul McGee, Bill Tigrett, Jeremy Dyes, Russell Hofer, Joe Castenada and Joe Linbarger.
Contributions may be made to the Port O'Connor Volunteer Fire Department.
Words of comfort may be made to the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.