MURRIL R. GRIFFITH, age 83, of Logan, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at his home. Murril was born on August 30, 1926 to Marion and Elizabeth A. (Gilmore) Griffith on a farm near Modale, Iowa. He attended grade school in Modale and graduated from high school in Little Sioux, Iowa. Murril served in the U.S. Army. His tour was in the Philippines on Luzon Island, later finishing his tour in Korea. After his discharge from the service, he went back to farming. On Nov. 21, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ila Jeanette Swesey at Pisgah. They farmed about four years then Murril went into construction work running heavy equipment. Most of his work was crane work, building bridges and setting steel on buildings. He retired on his 65th birthday in 1991. His wife Jeanette passed away on Dec. 5, 1991. Murril later met Janice Williams and was married Nov. 11, 1997. Murril loved going to parades with his friend, Louie Hinkel with their mules pulling the covered wagon or their buggy, he also enjoyed gardening. Murril was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, brother William and sister Dorothy Wright, two sisters in-law and one brother in-law. Survivors include his wife, Janice of Logan, Iowa; three step-sons, Mike Williams and his wife Linda of Cascade, Montana, Tim and Steve Williams of Missouri Valley and step-daughter Lori Nuzum of Woodbine; several step-grandchildren; two sisters, Joy Sublet and Ruth Peterson of Minnesota; brother David Griffith of Missouri Valley, Iowa; numerous nieces, and nephews and a host of friends. Visitation with the family will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. In Loving Memory Of MURRIL R. GRIFFITH Born August 30, 1926 Modale, Iowa Entered Into Rest December 2, 2009 Logan, Iowa Services 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

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