Lester E. Griffith

Lester E. Griffith, 89, of McPherson and formerly of Marion died Saturday at McPherson Hospital. He was a retired agricultural extension agent after working in Wilson and Marion counties.

He was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Pawnee County to William and Katie (Tiday) Griffith. He graduated from Larned High School in 1940 and from Kansas State University in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and served during World War II.

He married Ruth Ann Boyle on Oct. 14, 1951, in Wichita.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann of the home; a daughter, Pam Klenda of McPherson; two sons, Ed Griffith of Wichita and Jeff Griffith of Topeka; a sister, Ethel Busset of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

Graveside service was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Marion Cemetery. A service of celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in McPherson, with the Revs. Michael Marion and Chris Whitacre officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial funds have been established for Rock Springs 4-H Foundation and for First United Methodist Church.

 

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