Phyllis I. Griffin, age 74 of Batesville and formerly of Lake Zurich, Illinois, died Friday August 26, 2016 at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. Born October 10, 1941 in Chicago, she is the daughter of Irene (Nee: Paliwoda) and John Nowicki. She married Nicholas Griffin November 12, 1960 in Chicago and he preceded her in death May 28, 2011. She worked as a medical transcriber in Chicago for 20 years.
A devout woman, faith was very important to Phyllis. Equally important was family. She cherished her family and caring for and supporting them was a labor of love. According to her kids, mom was a good cook and baker whose cookies and brownies will surely be missed. The brownie recipe was passed down to her from her mother. She liked to sing, usually at church, but could be coaxed into karaoke on occasion. Phyllis was a loyal friend, loved to play cards, which could be anything from poker to canasta and enjoyed volunteer work. She found her volunteer work at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville gratifying as she was back in the medical field and she made many dear friends.
She is survived by her daughter Amy Griffin of Appleton, Wisconsin; son and daughter-in-law John and Celeste Griffin of Cincinnati, Ohio as well as well as grandchildren Matt, Mark and Scott Lorentz and Nick, Jack and Annie Griffin.. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Barbara Marx.
There will be no local services. A visitation will be held Saturday, September 3rd, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of de Sales Church in the Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich. Funeral services follow at 10:30 with Rev. David Ryan officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines. The family requests memorials to the Hansen Center in Batesville or St. Francis of de Sales Religious Education Fund. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.