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Margaret (Long) Griffith

July 13, 1919 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 98)


Margaret V. Griffith, Sr., 98, of Raymore, was born, July 13, 1919, in Greenwood, the daughter of Claude W. and Alice R. (Johnson) Long.  She departed this life, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, surrounded with love and family.

Margaret was a 1937, Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

On March 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Allen Griffith, Sr., in Greenwood. He preceded her in death one day earlier on March 6, 2018, culminating an end of nearly 70 years of marriage.

Margaret had been employed for Pratt & Whitney and Wolfermans Bakery; later she became a full time homemaker.  She was a former member of the Lee’s Summit Christian Church where she had been active in the CWF.  She was currently a member of the Raymore Christian Church.  She enjoyed fishing with Lawrence, crocheting, needlepoint, quilting, and cooking. She especially loved music and was an accomplished organist and pianist.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her son Allen Griffith, Jr.; two grandsons, Travis Giaccetti and Joshua Griffith; her twin brother Marvin Long; and one sister Louise Cox.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Giaccetti of Raymore; four grandchildren, Tracie (and Nick) Biggerstaff of Overland Park, Kansas; Joseph Griffith of Buffalo, New York, Angela (and Jason) Scarborough of Odessa, and Christina (and Gareth) Stevenson of Ruckersville, Virginia; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Visitation for both Lawrence and Margaret was held  Friday, March 9, 2018, at the funeral home.

Graveside funeral services for both were held Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Edwin Peoples officiated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550




Donations may be made to:

Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation
10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa OK 74146

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