Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 2, 2012

Virginia Jane Griffith


PLATTE LAKE — Virginia Jane Griffith, 79 of Platte Lake, Benzie County, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, at home.

Virginia raised her family in Taylor, Mich., where she worked for the Taylor School District as a secretary for almost 20 years. Retiring in 1988, she moved to Platte Lake in northern Michigan, where she resided with her late husband, Robert Griffith.

She was a dedicated volunteer to her church, Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Benzie County Democrats and Gleaners.

Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be always be remembered for her desire to help others, her contagious laughter and a zest for life.

We love and miss you, Grammy.

She is survived by her children, Michael Jesulaitis, Mark (Marylyn) Jesulaitis, and Denise (Westley) Wilke; grandchildren, Michelle, Sarah and Joshua Jesulaitis, Megan (Rhett) Adams, Katie and Emily Jesulaitis, Ciara and Moriah Wilke; stepchildren, Donna, Bob and Dan (Kathy) Griffith; step-grandchildren, Patty (Randy) Pyrzewski, Angela ( Jeff) Faulkner, and Kristy Griffith; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sisters, Charles (Barbara) Trott, Hazelle (Bob) Trott /Griffith and Mary Ann Gullickson.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Frankfort, with Pastor Rick Stieve officiating. Visitation will be the hour prior at the church.

Contributions may be directed towards Gleaners.

Arrangements are by the Jowett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.