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Joyce Ann (Korek) Griffin

December 21, 1933 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 85)

Joyce Ann Griffin passed away after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. She was born December 21, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to Oscar and Anna "Pat" (Rusnak) Korek. Joyce lived a full and exciting life. She married Linden Griffin in 1974 and lived in Kalamazoo. They traveled to many different countries together with her favorite being China. For many years they sailed up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing holiday meals for her family. Joyce had many interests. She was a member of the Kalamazoo Garden Club, a Book Club and participated in Bible Studies at her church. Joyce made many friends going to exercise classes at the Portage YWCA and often went out for coffee with the girls in her classes. She spent her winters in Naples, Florida where she spent time walking and bird watching. She would return to Kalamazoo in time for Mother's Day with her children and grandchildren. She often attended theatre productions and liked listening to classical music. One of Joyce's favorite family outings would include dinner at Red Lobster and ice cream. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linden L. Griffin, Jr., daughter Susan Mazer and grandson Travis Mazer. Surviving are her children Eva (Jeffrey) Spencer and Kevin Griffin (Wendy) Mazer. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Mallory Mazer, Taylor Mazer, Trent (Kaitlin) Mazer, Tate Mazer and Madison Mazer. Two brothers, Terry (Jean) Korek and Alan (Sharon) Korek. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Third Christian Reformed Church, 2400 Winchell Ave, Kalamazoo, with Pastor Derek Zeyl officiating. Family will greet friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Graveside services will be held at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Hope Township at 2:30 PM on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial be directed to Third Christian Reformed Church. Please visit Joyce's webpage for directions, online guest book or to leave a condolence.

Donations may be made to:

Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Tel: 2693432400

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