April 20, 1923 - May 1, 2018
Edna Marguerite Knowles Griffing 95, of Orange City, passed away on May 1, 2018. She was born on April 20, 1923 in Hudson, Fl to parents John Henry & Christie Bush Knowles. Edna is survived by her children, Theresa Lang, Martha Kent- Whittington, Mary Patricia Johnson (Dayton), Elizabeth Tekoppel (John), Catherine Hurd (Ray), Susan McDermott (Gregory), Linda Baldino (Edward); daughter-in-law, Jeanette Griffing; Sisters, Ann L. Knowles & Eva C. Funderburk; Grandchildren; Great-Grandchildren; Nephew & Nieces. Just days after her 95th birthday, our Mother passed on to join our Dad and brother. It was a long and difficult illness, but she fought with all her might to live and spend time with family. She endured the struggle with her usual strong maternal spirit. Over the decades before, as the wife of an Air Force pilot, she traveled with eight children from coast to coast and to Newfoundland. She counted 40-plus moves, and each time settled into new surroundings to create a warm, loving, safe home for her family. Her husband and children were always priority. She never met a stranger and gave a warm welcome to multitude of friends that her children brought home. She spent her early life on the Gulf Coast of Florida in simple surroundings with her mother and commercial fisherman father and her four siblings. She loved cooking, gardening and nature-especially birds. And, she loved to recall the early good times, especially when she met a dashing young pilot as he went off to war in 1941. Theirs was a love story for the ages and endured right to the end. As the beautiful wife of a handsome officer, together they built a legacy grounded on faith and family. May she rest in eternal peace. Visitation will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 26 Dogwood Trail, DeBary, Fl 32713 with a Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Graveside service at DeLand Memorial Gardens, 600 E. Beresford Avenue, DeLand, Fl 32724.
Edna Marguerite Knowles Griffing 95, of Orange City, passed away on May 1, 2018. She was born on April 20, 1923 in Hudson, Fl to parents John Henry & Christie Bush Knowles. Edna is survived by her children, Theresa Lang, Martha Kent- Whittington,... View Obituary & Service Information
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