Marilyn Marie Kauff Griffith

Marilyn Marie Kauff Griffith, 93, of Sarasota, FL, and with connections to Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home.

Mrs. Griffith graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, and graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. In 1948, she and her husband relocated to Oxford, OH, and became associated with Miami University. She taught first grade at Kramer Elementary School for more than 20 years. In 1979, Dr. and Mrs. Griffith were named Miami Parents of the Year by Miami students. After retiring, she volunteered with the McCullough-Hyde Hospital auxiliary and taught adults to read.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church for nearly seven decades.

She was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Huntington to Cornelius B. and Laura Weaver Kauff. On Sept. 28, 1946, she married Russell E. Griffith Jr., in Huntington.

Survivors include three daughters, Sondra (Roy) Witherington, of Sarasota, FL, Judith (Scott) Ransom, of Winchester, TN and Barbara (Robert) Hottle, of Hillsboro, OH; two sons, David (Elaine) Griffith, of Maitland, FL and Russell (Cynthia) Griffith III, of Encinitas, CA; a sister, Dorothy Hart; a brother-in-law Harold (Beverly) Griffith; 15 grandchildren, Lisa Torres, Jason Swift, Matthew Averbeck, Tracy Ransom, Audra Ransom, Whitney Cowles, Laura Brooker, Allison Gabbard, Susanna Faraday, Michael Hottle, Daniel Hottle, David Griffith Jr., Rachael Lehr, Mitchell Griffith and Connor Griffith; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Megan Tucky.

Private services were held at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota, FL. Arrangements were handled by the Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota.

Calling is Monday, July 13, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 111 High St., Oxford, OH, and will be followed by a funeral service. Social distancing is being observed and facemasks are required. Burial immediately following at Oxford Cemetery, Oxford.

Memorials are to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 111 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056.

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