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Jean M. Griffin - 77

3/29/1943 - 7/5/2020

Marshalltown, IA

Jean Marie Griffin age 77 of Marshalltown, formerly of Clinton, passed away Sunday July 5, 2020 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.  Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton.  Visitation will be held 9:30 AM Thursday at the church.  Following the funeral mass, cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. 

 

     Jean was born on March 29, 1943 in Clinton, IA, the daughter of Warren and Mary (Donahue) Kaffenberger.  She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Clinton and the Loyola University Chicago.  She served in the US Air Force.  She married Donald Griffin on Dec. 23, 1971 in Clinton; he died in 1995.  She later married Richard McLaughlin on Jan. 31, 1997 in Clinton; he died in 2007.  Jean worked as a computer programmer, consultant, and accountant from her home in Clinton for many years.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton, IL.

 

     Jean is survived by her adopted daughter, Kathleen McGowan of Baltimore, MD; four brothers, William (Linda) Kaffenberger of Mesa, AZ, John (Debbie) Kaffenberger of Chesapeake, VA, Rev. Dan (Mary Ann) Kaffenberger of Harrison, AR, and Chris (Dawn) Kaffenberger of Clinton, IA; her sister, Ann (Gary) Howell of Council Bluffs, IA; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her husbands.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held 9:30 AM Thursday at the church. Following the funeral mass, cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Mass:

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton.

3 Comments

  • Bill and Linda Kaffenberger

    on 07/07/20

    We remember the good times we shared with Jean and Don at their home in Baltimore and at their Ocean City MD condo.  We also enjoyed the Vancouver B.C. Expo with Jean, Don and our Mom Mary. Jean showed our kids Eric and Kari many fun times on vacation at amusement parks and the ocean. Rest in Peace Jean.

  • Kari Powers

    on 07/08/20

    I too will remember the good times with Jean and her love of the Iowa Hawkeyes. My summer spent as a tween in Iowa are some of the best memories I have from childhood: Six Flags, Knott's Berry Farm, the cross country drive from IA to Vancouver BC for the worlds expo, riverboat cruises, shopping at Woolworths, getting my driving permit at 14, and countless care packages over the years! Rest in Peace aunt Jean. Go Hawks.

  • trisha L Kaffenberger

    on 07/08/20

    Aunt Jean, I remember us writing letters back and forth for many years when Eric and I were first Married. That meant so much to me. Rest in peace Aunt Jean

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