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Betty J. (Smith) Griffith

March 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 93)

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Betty J. Griffith, 93, of Aledo, IL died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Mercer Manor. Services are 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial will be in the Peniel Cemetery. Visitation is 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at Fippinger’s where memorials may be to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made at

She was born March 7, 1928 in Joy, IL to Ernest and Florence Armstrong Smith. Betty attended the Joy schools and the Franklin Smart School in Davenport, IA. She married Charles “Otis” Griffith December 25, 1950 in Joy, IL. He died December 2, 2003.

Betty was employed at Mercy Hospital in Davenport and later at the Davenport Bank and Trust Co. She was employed at Admiral in Galesburg and retired in 1994 as a CNA for the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo. She assisted elderly in their homes in the Aledo area for many years.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Greer of Aledo, two sons, Terry (Judy) Bresley of Crest Hill, IL, Steve (Marilyn) Griffith of Kirkwood, IL; 12 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Dorothy Gordon.


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 Service Program


July 10, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Funeral Service
July 10, 2021

3:00 PM
Fippinger Funeral Home
401 S. College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

July 10, 2021

Peniel Cemetery
corner of 120th St. and 80th Ave.
Joy, IL 61260


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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