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Mary Jane Griffin

Birth Date: July 14, 1933
Death Date: January 15, 2018

Mary Jane Griffin, 84, of Decatur, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials: First Free Will Baptist Church Youth Group.

Mary Jane was born July 14, 1933 in Marion, IN, the daughter of Harry J. and Alice W. (Emmons) McDonald. She was a veteran of the US Navy.

Mary Jane had served as a waitress for many years with Bishop’s Café. She was a former member of Parents Without Partners and was a loving mother. During her leisure she enjoyed knitting and sewing.

Surviving are her daughters, Ruth I. Downey (Frank) of Macks Creek, MO, Michelle Baker (Larry) of Decatur, IL, Kay Frances Hamre (Michael) of LaGrange, GA, Nora Jane Griffin-Berthiaume (Gene) of Plainfield, IN; sisters, Catherine and Kay Frances McDonald of Long Beach, CA; grandchildren, Catherine DeCicco (Brad) of Decatur, IL, Larry Joseph Baker of Decatur, IL, Patricia Spradley (Timothy) and Ruth Anne Hamre of LaGrange, GA.

Preceding in death are her parents, one son, Clinton Charles Griffin, two brothers and one great grandson, Bradley DeCicco.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mary Jane. Condolences may be left to her family at

Funeral Service
January 18, 2018
2:30 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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January 18, 2018
1:30 pm
- 2:30 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I first met Jane (Mom) when I was in Girl Scouts and she was the leader. I became good friends with Kay and her sisters. I spent as much time at their house as mine. I remember every time I was at the house, Mom was always working on some craft project and watching some great movie! I really enjoyed those times. My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth, Michelle, Kay, Nora and the rest of the family. Mom will always be in my memories as you all with be in my prayers.

    Cathy Jo (Craig) Atkins

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