Obituaries Elizabeth Catherine “Cathy” Griffin

Elizabeth Catherine “Cathy” Griffin


TOPEKA — Elizabeth Catherine “Cathy” Griffin, 69, Lebo, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 11, 1951, in Fostoria, the daughter of Charles and Ramona Lindeman Gunterman. During Cathy’s childhood, her family lived in several area communities including Topeka, Eskridge, Reading, Baldwin and Arvonia.

Cathy married the love of her life, Stephen L. Griffin, Sept. 6, 1969, in Topeka. They would make their home in Lebo, where they raised their three children, Bob, Ginger and Stephanie.

Cathy worked several years at I.B.P., Hopkins Manufacturing and Emporia State University before retiring in 2008. She enjoyed bowling and participated in numerous bowling leagues throughout the 1970s and ’80s. She and Stephen participated in a wide variety of activities together, a favorite being playing cards. In the 1990s, their son introduced them to archery. For years they hunted together and competed in tournaments throughout the area, once traveling into Colorado to compete.

Cathy will live on in the hearts and memories of her daughters, Ginger LeAnn Fay (Eric), Emporia, and Stephanie Louise Griffin, Bonaire, Ga.; her son, Robert “Bob” (Sherry) Griffin, Lebo; her sisters, Chris Rimby, Burton, Willa Winsky, Waverly, and Sheryl Bowers, Osage City; a brother, Duane Gunterman, Lyndon; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous extended family; and a host of dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856.

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