Maxine Thorell Griffin | 1927-2014

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

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Maxine Thorell Griffin

Maxine Thorell Griffin, 86, of Rhome, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Plano.

Graveside service was June 6 at Aurora Cemetery with Pastor Carl L. Thorell officiating. Burial was under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Maxine was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Rhome to O.Z. and Dollie (Brammer) Thorell. She married Daniel Bert “D.B.” Griffin April 5, 1947, in Rhome, and they were married 62 years before his death in 2009.

Maxine enjoyed square dancing in her younger days with her husband and later playing 42 and bingo. She loved her family, her Lord and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by sons Don Griffin of Rhome and Gary Griffin and wife, Dorothy, of Dallas; granddaughters Joanie Griffin Lester and husband, Steven, of Celina and Chelsie Griffin of Dallas; step-granddaughter Sabrina Lambert of Haltom City; great-grandchildren Wyatt Samuel Lester, Ainsley Maxine Lester and Enzo Lester; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters Juanelle Thorell and Geneva Burch; and brother Carl A. Thorell.

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