Donna Darlene Griffith

October 13, 1929January 9, 2019

Donna D. Griffith, 89 of Huntington passed away at 7:35 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Fort Wayne. Donna was a graduate of Columbia City High School. She had worked as the office manager at Dekalb Agricultural Association. After marrying and moving to Huntington she was an executive assistant to the Vice President and Director of Sales for Cloverleaf Creamery later known as Sealtest Ice Cream. After raising her children she worked for Violet Lewis Herbs where she worked for over 20 years. Donna was an avid animal lover and adopted any stray animal that arrived on her doorstep. She enjoyed her time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Donna was born on October 13, 1929 in Columbia City, the daughter of Jesse and Myrtle (Ausman) Gibson.

She was united in marriage to Robert H. Griffith on October 20, 1951 in Columbia City. Robert preceded her in death on February 29, 2012.

Survivors include a daughter: Lisa (Pete) Griffith Sorg of Fort Wayne; two sons: Dr. Robert (Susan) Griffith of Kalamazoo; Kris Griffith of Chicago; three grandchildren: Erica Langsen, Beau Sorg, Austin Griffith, and two great grandchildren: Lucy Langsen and Leo Langsen.

She was preceded in death by a son: Michael Griffith.

Private graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out Allen County SPCA, 4914 S. Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46806.


  • Allen County SPCA


  • Private Graveside Service Sunday, January 13, 2019

Donna Darlene Griffith

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Patti Hoyt

January 12, 2019

George and I send condolences and love to Bob, Susan, Austin and all of Donna’s family at this time. May your time at the service on Sunday be a beautiful time of honoring and remembering her, and in the days to come may many sweet forgotten moments with her come to mind. Love to you all,
Patti Hoyt
(Sister of Susan Benston)

Patricia Benzenhafer

January 10, 2019

Our sympathies to all who love Donna. When Susan and Bob introduced us to her and ‘Dad’ it was an enjoyable visit. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed time together out in the yard and inside.
We enjoyed exchanging cards through the mail.
We appreciate Donna raising Bob, a man who loves our daughter so well.