Lucille Griffiths 1921-2019

Lucille I. Griffiths, 98, Topeka, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Circleville, the daughter of Emmett and Dolly (Hill-Frakes) Baxter. She attended school in Circleville.

She was a past member of Circleville Christian Church and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

Lucille married William H. Griffiths on June 21, 1941, in Holton. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy May Hall, and a sister, Ilene Bennett.

Survivors include six children, William “Birk” Griffiths (Jackie), Danny Griffiths (Janice), Lu Griffiths (Teri), Henry “Gede” Frost, Dona Hartzell and Dana Gunn; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Lucille enjoyed crafting, ceramics, and embroidery.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Parker-Price Funeral Home, 245 N.W. Independence Ave., Topeka. Interment will follow in Valencia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at Parker-Price Reception Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Medicalodges of Jackson County, 1121 W. Seventh St., Holton, KS 66436. To leave a message for Lucille’s family, visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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