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Mary Ella Griffis, 65 - November 06, 2011


Mary Ella Griffis, 65, of Cozad passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her home in Cozad.
Services will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel at Cozad with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating. Burial will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery north of Cozad.
A visitation will be conducted on Wednesday Nov. 9, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home of Cozad.
Griffis was born July 27, 1946, at Concordia, KS, to Leland and Ruby (Wallace) Buckley. The family moved to Gothenburg when she was six years old where she attended Gothenburg Public School.
On July 20, 1961, she was united in marriage to Jack Griffis at Lexington. To this union of 50 years, six children were born.
Griffis and her family lived in Gothenburg until 1991 when they moved to Cozad. She was employed for many years with Slack’s Nursing Home. She especially enjoyed the young people that she worked with, said family members.
Her favorite times were spent with family, and she enjoyed reading, fishing with Jack and putting together jigsaw puzzles as well as valuing her time shared with grandchildren, according to family members.
?Griffis was preceded in death by: her parents, Leland and Ruby; two brothers—Larry and Bill Gentry.
?Survivors include: her husband, Jack of Cozad; three daughters—Kay Huffman and Catherine (Carl) Sherbenaut, all of Kearney, and Donna (Keven) Stuck of Powell, WY; three sons—Mark (Barb) Griffis of Gothenburg, Jerry (Dawn-Marie) Griffis of North Platte and Matthew Griffis of Cozad; a brother, Dean (Monica) Gentry of Grand Island; sister, Viola Kay (Bill) Smith of Lexington; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established.

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