Martha L. Griswold, 88, of Aledo, Illinois, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-6 PM Monday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to the Aledo First Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born September 24, 1925 in Macomb Township, Illinois to Verne and Mary Thorman Rhodes. Martha graduated from Good Hope High School in Good Hope, Illinois. On December 29, 1951, she married Virgil D. Griswold in Macomb, Illinois. He died August 8, 2013.
Martha was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Oakview Country Club, Hawthorne Ridge Golf Club and Kimmel Club. Martha enjoyed watching her granddaughter perform with the high school pom squad and attending her grandson's sports games.
Survivors include her son, Linus (Cathy) Griswold of Aledo; 2 grandchildren, Heather (Will) Cooper of East Peoria; and Matt Griswold of Champaign; one sister-in-law, Shirley Rhodes of Quincy; nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.
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Monday, June 9th, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, 11:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home