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Mary Janet Griffith


Griffith – Mary Janet, 76, of Richland Township, passed away on May 11, 2019 at her daughter’s residence in Canton, GA. Born on December 6, 1942 in Johnstown, daughter of Calvin Arnold and Angeline Mary (Brown) Foust. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer R.; brother, Melvin Foust. Survived by her loving children, Robert Griffith, Cathy (James) Colby, Fred (Melissa) Kramer and Mary Kramer; 13 grandchildren, including Jonathan Kramer who was raised as a son by Mary and Homer; Mom cared very much for her grandchildren. She would want them to know how much they were loved by her. Her grandchildren are: Katie, Amy, Tressa, Tara, DeAnna, Kayla, Ryan, Justin, Alex, Amber, Aubree and Briana. Her great-grandchildren are: Weston, Gavin, Lily, Bella, Taylor, Esme and Cara; sister, Lucy Vatavuk and husband, Tom. Mary was a member of the Moxham Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed cooking for family but especially preparing meals for her sons.  She loved Pogo, BINGO, phone games and chicken wings, but especially loved spending time with her family. Mary was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Special thanks to her daughter, Cathy, and son-in-law, James for the special care they gave to our mom in her final years. They enabled us to have our mom for a lot longer. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Rev. Faron H. Johnson, officiating. Entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.



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Its been a week now I can not believe you have passed away. There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Mom i learned so much from you. You where always there for me. I didn't matter if you next door or 1000 miles way you always made things right.you where my rock i leaned on and now you are going.what i wouldn't do to get you back. Every where i look i see you. My heart bleeds for you. Mom you made me who i am today. I am so lucky to have you has my mother. My memories will always be with me about you and i will love them always. I miss you mom.
I love you so much
Your son

Robert Griffith May 19 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Grandma,
I cant find the right words to say to describe how much I love and miss you. I cant seem to come to terms with the fact that youre not here anymore. The fact that Ill never hear your voice again, never hear your laugh, and never see that smile one last time. You were always there for me, and I tried my best to be there for you. You were more than just a grandma to me, you were one of my first friends too. You always listened to my problems, always shared my laughs, and always were there if I needed to talk. Talking to family over the past few days has made me realize just how much you brought together this family. There seems to have been always someone here to visit you. You were so loved by everyone. You are a part of the reason I am who I am today and I couldnt be more thankful for that. There will forever be a place in my heart that you will occupy. As much as I hate that your gone, I am so glad you are finally at peace. Not a day will go by that I wont think of you. Ill love you forever and always.

Amy Griffith May 15 2019 12:00 AM

A SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES    STANDING SPRAY was sent by Cherokee UC on May 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Very well said !

Amber May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Grandma, I miss you so much! I am having a hard time coming to terms with you being gone. You are so important to all of us and such a huge part of my life. My son has asked for you everyday. What am I suppose to do? How am I suppose to breathe with you gone? I hope you are resting easy in heaven and watching over all of us. You may have been called home when God needed you but we need you too. Stay with us in spirit. I will see you again. I love you so much.

Tressa Blasko May 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Griffith

Hope May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Mom!!!! I will miss you more than you will ever know. You have been a blessing and am so proud of the mother you become. You were not only my mom but my friend. I enjoyed going to eat with you and taking you where ever you wanted to go. I am honored to be a part of your care over the last decade especially this past year. We made great memories. I will miss every part of our days together. I will miss your voice. I will miss the words Cathy or even wait. You are beautiful inside and out. Please watch over me and be my angel with wings. I love you with all my heart every morning noon and night. I will go to sleep thinking of you and awake wanting to hear your voice. Shine bright and run free with the lord in your perfect body. Give dad a hug and kiss from me. And honor the lord. Until we meet again in heaven.
Your daughter Cathy.

Cathy Colby May 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Griffith

Cathy Colby May 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Griffith

Robert Griffith May 14 2019 12:00 AM

I love you sis ...will miss you forever

Lucy May 14 2019 12:00 AM

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